Berlin public transport operator orders 20 more electric buses from Solaris
Berlin’s public transport operator BVG . . . has ordered 20 electric buses from Solaris between 2015 and 2018, all of a standard 12-meter length.
At the end of the second quarter of 2020 they will be joined by 15 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 electrics. Those will be the first articulated electric buses in the capital of Germany.
The energy charging will take place in selected places of the city through the inverted pantograph (lowered from the charging station to the roof of the vehicle) and on the depot, via a plug-in connection.
The vehicles will be equipped with Solaris High Power batteries with a total capacity of 174 kWh . . . The lighting of the bus both inside and outside will be made using LED technology. The operator decided to order electric heating for the vehicles, and the air conditioning will be equipped with a heat pump. . . .
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].
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