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At the beginning of next year the number of #solaris buses operated in the capital of Norway will increase by 99 vehicles. That is how many vehicles the Polish producer has been contracted to deliver to customers operating public transport in Oslo and its suburbs.
The first order is for 75 Urbinos of the 18.75-meter variant, to be delivered to the company Unibuss. The elongated, articulated third-generation buses will be equipped in Euro 6 engines made by DAF and compliant with the Euro 6 emissions norm. The same drive unit will be installed in 24 Urbino 12 buses of the new generation, which the firm Nobina has acquired in a tender. One of the more interesting elements of the vehicle fitting will be intercity #bus seats, even though the buses themselves will be operating only within Oslo. Also the fuel type the buses will run on is innovative: it is the so-called HVO, i.e. a biofuel of the latest generation. Supplies under both contracts are to be carried out in the first quarter of 2017.
”These are large and very prestigious orders. Winning them proves that the brand of #solaris has gained the trust of customers in Norway. We are grateful for this trust and assure them that they will receive vehicles that meet both drivers and passengers expectations,” commented Eberhard Wolters, managing board member in charge of sales, marketing and after sales.
There are currently 369 busses of #solaris rolling on the streets of 24 Norwegian cities. Once the delivery of Urbinos, scheduled for the beginning of next year, is completed, Norway will have 468 #solaris buses altogether, which will elevate the Polish manufacturer back to first rank among low-floor city #bus suppliers to that country.
“I am naturally thrilled but also humbled for these two orders. Oslo and its suburbs are really important for our company, and this proves that we have our success-factors in terms of aftermarket, support and sales in our country. I am very proud of that #solaris will have a strong market-share in the Norwegian capital regarding city buses” added Managing Director for #solaris Norge AS, Sverre Skaar.
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