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The Biggest Trolleybus Project in History! Škoda Group to Equip 112 Trolleybuses in Genoa

The Biggest Trolleybus Project in History! Škoda Group to Equip 112 Trolleybuses in Genoa
photo: Škoda Group / Public domain/Solaris-Trollino-18-1
23 / 01 / 2024

The company has chosen Solaris Bus & Coach as its key supplier, which will deliver a total of 112 articulated 18-meter trolleybuses to northern Italy. As part of this partnership, Škoda will not only manufacture the traction equipment but also install the equipment on the vehicles and test them.

This will take place first on the streets of Pilsen and then in Genoa. The complete trolleybuses will be delivered to Genoa in stages from September 2024 to the end of 2025. The project is funded by the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).

Genoa, a city with a rich history and a modern approach to sustainable urban mobility, will receive a fleet of 112 modern trolleybuses powered by advanced Škoda traction drives. The city's residents will benefit from a clean and quiet mode of transport that will make traveling around the city more pleasant.

"At Škoda 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, demonstrate our commitment to excellence in every journey. We believe in innovations that cross boundaries and change the way people perceive urban transport," says Karel Majer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Škoda Electric in the Škoda Group.

The traction equipment for the Genoa trolleybuses will include traction batteries with a capacity of 81 kWh, which will enable extensive offline operation of the vehicles. The comprehensive package also includes automatic current collectors and advanced diagnostics. The traction equipment will be assembled directly at the Škoda Group's production plant in Plzeň-Doudlevice, where the trolleybuses will also be tested. Škoda will also carry out subsequent servicing of the equipment to ensure maximum reliability and efficiency.


Source: Škoda Group Press Release