Solaris signs the European Declaration for the ‘clean bus’ deployment

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solariseurope 270The representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach signed the European Declaration for clean (alternatively fuelled) buses implementation. The document, signed by the European Commission and the industry’s leaders is an expression of support for the mass deployment of fully emission-free and alternatively fuelled buses.

The European Declaration – as the authors emphasize – is an initiative based on the following three pillars: the commitment of the cities and manufacturers to jointly accelerate the process of reducing emissions, the creation of a platform for the exchange of information between local authorities, transport operators and financial organizations, and an establishment of a group of experts to serve a professional expertise in technology, economics and logistics.

In the justification for the establishment of the Declaration, the European Commission emphasizes that low and zero emission mobility is the most effective way of public transport in the regions and cities. It brings mobility brings significant benefits to the citizens while enhancing the innovation and competitiveness of the industry. In Europe, the process has already begun, as evidenced by the recent actions taken by the authorities of the largest European metropolises. Athens, Paris and Madrid plan to eliminate combustion powered public transport by 2025. Other cities and regions also announced their plans to refrain from buying conventionally powered buses. Among them are Copenhagen (in place since 2014), London (announced for 2018), Berlin (announced for 2020) or Oslo (announced for 2020).

Apart from Solaris, other signatories of the Declaration created by the European Committee of the Regions included major European producers, the representatives of European metropolises and transport operators. Bearing in mind the current challenges of depletion of natural resources, climate change and excessive environment pollution, Solaris Bus & Coach takes several actions towards minimizing the negative impact on its individual elements by providing ecological public transport vehicles since 2001. One of the emission-free products offered by the manufacturer, the new Solaris Urbino 12 electric, was awarded ‘Bus of the Year 2017’ award.

About Solaris Bus & Coach

Solaris Bus & Coach is a major European producer of city, intercity and special-purpose buses as well as low-floor trams. Since the start of production in 1996, over 14,000 vehicles have already left the factory in Bolechowo near Poznań. They are running in 32 countries. Despite its young age, Solaris has become one of the trendsetting companies in its industry. For many years it has been the indisputable leader among the suppliers of city buses in Poland as well as one of the largest suppliers of city buses in Europe.