Milan ordered 250 electric buses for 190 million euros from the Polish company Solaris

Milan ordered 250 electric buses for 190 million euros from the Polish company Solaris

July 14, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

This city plans to completely abandon diesel buses by 2030

Major European cities continue, not in words, but in practice to demonstrate concern for the environment and air quality, translating public transport onto electrical rails.

After Paris, which recently ordered 800 electric buses for 400 million euros, to replace the old diesel buses on public transport routes, Milan announced a similar deal.

In particular, the Italian transport operator ATM Milano announced the signing of a contract worth EUR 192 million for the supply of 250 electric buses with the Polish company Solaris. By 2030, Milan plans to completely replace all diesel buses on public transport routes with more environmentally friendly counterparts.

The first delivery of 40 Solaris electric buses is scheduled for June 2020. It will be a 12 meter long Urbino model with a 240 kWh battery, 26 seats and a total capacity of 82 people. According to the manufacturer, this model is already operated in dozens of cities in 17 European countries.