90% of Solaris bus acquisitions are low- and zero-emission vehicles
Solaris is winning more and more contracts in Spain. Clients from that country are primarily interested in the comprehensive range of vehicles with alternative drives produced by the Polish manufacturer. Almost all orders placed this year concern low- and zero-emission vehicles. Over the past weeks the company has significantly expanded its service network, which will allow it to take even better care of the secured contracts.
Solaris has been progressively increasing its presence in the Spanish market for a few months now. Only this year the company has landed deals for nearly 60 low- and zero-emission vehicles, they are what arouses most interest among Spanish clients of Solaris. All newly ordered buses – be it electric, hybrid or CNG-fueled vehicles – will roll out on to the streets of Spanish cities by the end of the year, thus contributing to the reduction of noxious exhaust emissions.
“What is crucial is that 90% of orders secured by Solaris this year concern buses with alternative drives,” said Kepa Mendikute, the Managing Director of Solaris Bus Ibérica.
Among these new agreements, Solaris has secured orders for 20 eco-friendly CNG buses. 13 Urbino 12 CNG buses were purchased by the private operator Moventis providing public transport services in the city of Barcelona. In addition, further natural gas buses, including one articulated vehicle, will be supplied by Solaris to the cities of Burgos and Girona.
Over the last few years Solaris has been re-orienting the organization of production and after-sales servicing towards vehicles with alternative, low or zero-emission, propulsions. This is strongly reflected in the sales structure of the company. In 2019 low- and zero-emission vehicles accounted for nearly 50% of all sold vehicles.