Poland’s Solaris now Europe’s largest manufacturer of electric buses

Three large orders from the cities of Berlin, Milan and Warsaw in recent months have positioned Polish bus and coach manufacturer Solaris as Europe’s largest manufacturer of electric buses.

A total of 470 vehicles will roll off the company’s assembly line in Bolechowo, near Poznan, to meet the three orders, while a further 90 electric buses have also been contracted by smaller towns and cities across Europe.

In total, the company’s Urbino model currently accounts for 25 per cent of all electric buses ordered so far in Europe in 2019.

Solaris, which was named Global Champion at the 2018 edition of the Emerging Europe Awards, was last year purchased by CAF, a Spanish manufacturer of railway vehicles and equipment.

Photo: Solaris