Solaris Frankfurt

Solaris sells another 9 FC-buses to Germany

17 April 2024

In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB), the public transport operator in the German city of Frankfurt am Main, has placed an order for 9 Solaris Urbino 18 hydrogen buses. There are already 23 hydrogen-powered Solaris buses running in this metropolis, which were supplied in 2022 and 2024. Deliveries of these 9 articulated buses from the latest order are scheduled for July 2025.

The municipal transport company In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB) operates three bus bundles in Frankfurt am Main, one of Germany's largest cities. The public transport operator aims for a fully electrified bus fleet by the early 2030s, which is in line with the climate protection goals set by Frankfurt am Main. ICB’s fleet already includes 5 battery-powered Solaris Urbino 12 electric vehicles and 23 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen vehicles. The new vehicles will be powered by a 100 kW fuel cell. Additional batteries will be installed serving as auxiliary power. The hydrogen necessary to power the buses will be stored in gaseous form in roof-mounted composite tanks. Like the previous vehicles for ICB, the newly ordered models will also be equipped with features such as air

conditioning with a heat pump heating function, as well as the manufacturer's proprietary software for remote fleet management: eSConnect. The buses' equipment will include a full range of systems compliant with the latest GSR2 regulations, encompassing blind spot monitoring systems, speed limit detection systems, driver fatigue detection systems, and tire pressure monitoring systems. Solaris' market share in the European hydrogen segment reached 44.5% in 2023. It has delivered 200 hydrogen buses to 24 cities in Europe so far. Furthermore, Solaris has registered additional orders for 600 hydrogen-powered vehicles, to be delivered between 2024 and 2026.