Warsaw orders 130 electric buses from Polish giant Solaris

Less than a month after sealing huge deals with public transport operators in Berlin and Milan, Polish passenger vehicle manufacturer Solaris Bus and Coach has announced that Warsaw’s transport operator Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe w Warszawie (MZA) has acquired 130 articulated electric buses worth almost 400 million zloty (94.15 million euros). The buses will be delivered in 2020.

The order is the largest ever tender of its kind in Europe.

“We have been consistently pursuing our strategy, grounded in the development of zero-emission vehicles, for many years now,” said Javier Calleja, CEO of Solaris Bus and Coach. “Thanks to the huge MZA order we are able to solidify our position as the European leader of electromobility.”

“Our project to purchase 130 electric articulated buses, supported by European funds, is one of the largest e-mobility investments in Europe,” said Jan Kuźmiński, CEO of MZA. “We are glad that we are one of the leaders in the implementation of environmentally friendly solutions for transport. According to our plans, in two years’ time, we will have a fleet of nearly 400 zero and low-emission buses. MZA ecological buses are a sign of hope for clean air in the capital.”