Based mostly in Poland, Solaris was in 2021 the main electrical bus producer in Europe with 11,9 % of the market share.
To strengthen its main place, the European bus producer signed a partnership settlement with the large Chinese language battery maker CATL, to make use of its cobalt-free battery chemistry LFP (LiFePO4) and CTP (cell-to-pack) know-how.
Nonetheless, sadly diesel nonetheless has an enormous market share in Europe.
Gasoline forms of new buses in Europe (2021):
- Diesel: 68,8 %
- Electrical: 10,6 %
- Different fuels: 10,5 %
- Hybrid: 10,1 %
Now, with low cost cobalt-free battery chemistries out there, similar to LFP (LiFePO4) and NIB (sodium-ion battery) there’s no purpose why we nonetheless permit diesel buses to pollute the air that all of us breathe.
Furthermore, buses which might be electrical not solely have regenerative braking, which make them excellent for metropolis driving, they will even have big photo voltaic panels on their roofs.