Solaris zero-emission vehicles
Electric vehicles do not release any greenhouse gases, ensure a greater degree of travel comfort and, due to their low noise levels, improve the quality of life in cities.
Battery-powered vehicles fit perfectly into the requirements of urban traffic. The wide range of options in terms of bus lengths, engines, battery types and charging options make them easy to adjust to the specific features of different cities, climates, traffic characteristics, passenger volumes on distinct bus routes and even topography.
A zero-emission drive system, innovative and safe Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), modern components and comfortable interior make them a real green alternative to diesel transport in urban areas.
The energy source for these vehicles is hydrogen. It is turned into electricity in a fuel cell which serves as a miniature power generator on board the vehicle. The electricity generated in the cell is transferred directly to the drivetrain, while surplus energy is stored in batteries and used on an as-needed basis, for instance during acceleration. The only by-products of the chemical reaction occurring in the fuel cell are water and heat. Harnessing hydrogen technology in power generation enables buses to cover long distances in a completely emission-free manner.
These are powered by electricity drawn, just as in the case of electric trams, from an overhead powerline network. However, unlike trams, they do not need rails. These quiet vehicles produce no local emissions either. They may feature additional batteries that are charged en-route using the In-Motion-Charging system enabling them to operate even without a connection to overhead wires.