A consortium comprised of Solaris Bus & Coach, Solaris Czech and Škoda Electric has submitted a winning bid in a tender for 20 bi-articulated Trollino 24 trolleybuses to Prague public transport operator Dopravní podnik.
The deliveries will be carried out within 24 months of the signing of the contract, and the vehicles will roll onto the streets of Prague over the next two years.
Each vehicle will feature 4 axles, including 2 drive axles. The Trollino 24 is equipped with 2 traction motors. Traction batteries, located on the roof of the vehicle’s second section, can be used as a source of energy if the overhead power supply fails, and provide a minimum range of 11 km.
The 24.7-meter trolleybus can carry up to 179 passengers, including 54 seated and 2 in wheelchairs. The Trollino 24 is a five-door-model with a 2-2-2-2-2 door layout. It features all-LED lighting, destination blinds, a comprehensive video surveillance system and an enclosed cabin for the driver.
“The Trollino 24 trolleybus is our response to increasing passenger capacities on the most used routes in congested towns and cities,” said Solaris Management Board Member Petros Spinaris. “Putting 20 bi-articulated trolleybuses into operation will be a perfect solution for this metropolis. I am convinced that these cutting-edge, carefully designed, zero-emission vehicles will become a calling card for the Czech capital.”
Source: Solaris Bus & Coach