Major order. Skoda Group, in fact, will carry out the major trolleybus project in Genoa, being chosen by Solaris Bus & Coach as the supplier of complete traction equipment for the 112 18-meter articulated trolleybuses destined for the Ligurian city.
Due to this partnership, Skoda will not only produce the traction devices, but also install them in the vehicles and test them. The traction equipment for the Genoa trolley buses will include traction batteries with a capacity of 81 kWh, which will allow extended operation of the vehicles off the catenary. The complete package also includes automatic current collectors or advanced diagnostics.
«At Skoda Group we are proud to be part of one of the largest trolleybus projects. It is a demonstration of the trust that our partners place in our Group’s technological expertise and manufacturing capabilities. Our traction drives, which have already been deployed in more than 50,000 vehicles worldwide, prove our commitment to excellence in every journey. We believe in innovations that cross borders and change the way people perceive urban transport» says Karel Majer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Skoda Electric in Skoda Group.