Norwegian public transport operator purchases two electric buses


Norwegian company Unibuss has bought in two Urbino 12 electric buses to add to its fleet.

The zero-emission Urbino vehicles, which have been manufactured by Solaris, will use a roof-mounted charging system which will enable them to run for a full day.

Unibuss is one of the largest public transport operators in Norway with 750 vehicles, carrying passengers in eastern Norway.

Solaris Urbino electric will be the first battery-powered buses used by the operator and both zero-emission vehicles will be operating on heavily trafficked line 74 in Oslo which leads between Vika and Mortensrud districts in the capital of Norway.

Both buses will be put into operation in autumn this year.

Sverre Skaar, managing director of Solaris Norge, commented: “Solaris electric buses have already been proven in Northern Europe, and now we want to show that they can work well also in Oslo.

“The innovative opportunity charging concept which has been implemented in the vehicles enables to equip the bus with a smaller battery pack, which provides additional seating.”