The Solaris Urbino 12, an emission-free, hydrogen fuel cell bus, has been undergoing tests in Austria and Italy over the past few weeks.
Over the next few weeks, the bus will travel to Germany to public transport operators in Frankfurt, Cologne and Wuppertal.
Representatives of Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RAPT) and Solaris singed a contract for the lease and tests of the hydrogen bus during the UITP Summit back in June.
Last month, the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen was presented first in Austria, in Graz and Klagenfurt and then went to the Italian city of Bolzano.
SASA Bolzano, a Bolzano-based bus a coach company, has already placed an order for 12 Urbino 12 hydrogen buses which are planned for delivery at the end of 2021.
The Urbino 12 hydrogen is fitted with a fuel cell that acts as a miniature hydrogen power plant on board of the vehicle. The bus is capable of covering up to 350km on a single refill.