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Hydrogen Solaris buses roll along the streets of Poznan

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Global Hydrogen Review,

The municipal public operator, MPK Poznan, has opened up a new chapter in its history. The first ever Solaris buses to be fitted with hydrogen fuel cells have rolled out onto the streets of the city.

In October 2022, the carrier ordered 25 vehicles of this type. The whole order will be completed by the end of 2023. The vehicles will be refuelled with hydrogen at a refuelling station located on Warszawska street.

The vehicles are being delivered by Solaris, which can draw on its experience in developing hydrogen technology for public transport. The company has delivered the first two Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. The remaining vehicles will be handed over to the carrier by the end of this year.

Krzysztof Dostatni, CEO of MPK Poznan, said:“Our firm has consistently pursued a well-thought-out fleet policy over the years, as we want our fleet vehicles to be cutting-edge and zero-emission. Solaris Bus & Coach substantially contributed to this process when it submitted winning bids and supplied the city with its first electric buses, and now it is delivering the first ever hydrogen-powered electric buses to Poznan. I am firmly convinced that the new vehicles will serve our passengers well.”

“Clean and sustainable transport is a cornerstone for the functioning of the towns and cities of the future. We are extremely proud to be able to deliver hydrogen buses to the city of Poznan and we are happy that its inhabitants will be able to see for themselves the qualities of hydrogen as a clean and efficient energy source. Public transport has undergone a remarkable green transition in Europe over the past few years. I am very glad to see that Poznan is not only keeping pace with these dynamic changes, but also leading the field”, said Dariusz Michalak, CTO of Solaris.

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