208 Solaris hybrids for Belgium
Solaris has received an order for 208 hybrid buses from Société Régionale Wallonne du Transport (SRWT) in Belgium. The €105m deal involves both delivery and maintenance of the vehicles for eight years, as well as maintenance of energy storage systems for 16 years. This is the biggest success so far of the Polish manufacturer on the Belgian market. Solaris Urbino 12 Hybrid vehicles purchased by SRWT will be used by two operators: TEC Hainaut and TEC Liege-Verviers. Under the framework agreement for delivery of the total of 208 vehicles, Solaris has received so far confirmation for 97 vehicles. Ten of them will be delivered as early as September this year. The 111 remaining buses will be purchased in the first quarter of 2018 with delivery dates spread over 2018 and 2019. The buses are to be equipped with BAE Systems units.