France has become the latest country in Europe to get hybrid
buses. The Alsatian capital, Strasbourg (which also hosts the European Parliament), received a hybrid unit from Solaris Bus & Coach company, which will start working next year. An additional unit will be introduced afterwards. The model, called Urbino 18 Hybrid, is claimed to reduce fuel consumption by 23 to 24 percent, as well as reduce emissions: 13 percent less NOx
, 25 percent less CO2
and 78 percent fewer particles. Solaris Bus & Coach has high hopes in this project: CEO Solange Olszewska announced that the company hopes to expand use of this models all around Europe.