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New Trolleybuses for Sweden Get Electric Equipment from Škoda Group

New Trolleybuses for Sweden Get Electric Equipment from Škoda Group
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19 / 09 / 2023

Škoda Group has been chosen to supply complete electrical equipment for trolleybuses manufactured by Solaris Bus & Coach, which are destined for Landskrona, Sweden. The contract, valued at up to EUR 1 million, encompasses the provision of full traction equipment and its installation in three vehicles. The trolleybuses are expected to be delivered by autumn 2024.

"Our long-standing commitment to researching and developing new technologies is reshaping road public transport. We present our clients with contemporary, reliable, and sustainable solutions that positively impact both the environment and society. This commitment is evident in the electrical equipment we're supplying for the new trolleybuses heading to one of Sweden's premier operators, Keolis. Scandinavia has consistently been at the forefront of its commitment to the environment and the adoption of sustainable transport solutions. Our shared ambition is to deliver solutions that enhance the quality of life and safeguard our planet for future generations," commented Petr Novotný, President of Components & Bus Mobility at Škoda Group.

Next year, the Swedish carrier Keolis will introduce three 12-metre trolleybuses equipped with Škoda traction systems to its fleet. These trolleybuses will also feature high-capacity traction batteries, enabling them to cover distances of up to 20 kilometres in regions without overhead power lines. This ensures their operational versatility, even in places lacking overhead lines or during route changes and diversions. Furthermore, state-of-the-art diagnostic systems will be incorporated to oversee and assess the vehicles in real time, offering immediate insights into their status.

The collaboration between the two manufacturers builds on past deliveries to Landskrona. The city received its first trolleybus fitted with Škoda traction equipment in 2010, followed by two more in 2013. Notably, the trolleybuses from this second batch were among the pioneering vehicles to incorporate a Škoda traction battery for independent operation.

Source: Škoda Group Press Release