Mobilis with Conecto in Cracow

Mobilis officially informed what company will supply articulated buses for implementation of the ten-year contract in Cracow. This company is Mercedes-Benz, which until August of this year will deliver to the carrier 37 Conecto G buses with Euro 6 engines. Let’s remind that Mobilis has already ordered 26 vehicles in MIDI and MAXI versions. They will be delivered by AMZ Kutno (5 units of CitySmile 10 LF and 21 units of CitySmile 12 LF), which will be operating Cracow routes jointly with Mercedes buses. Who could have predicted such liaison two years ago … ?

“We are happy that we meet all technical requirements of the City of Cracow in terms of passenger service and that Mobilis choosing us as its partner decided to select Mercedes-Benz buses and our service. We are very grateful for this trust – said Antonio Cavotta, General Manager of EvoBus Polska. – It also means great responsibility and we will do everything to support Mobilis in an optimum way during this route operation. Starting from August, Conecto G Euro 6 buses will travel on the streets of Cracow – very environmentally friendly busses with emission at a limit of detection.” Cracow’s Conecto buses will be equipped with full air conditioning of passenger space and driver’s cab. In addition, buses will be accessorized with dynamic passenger information system along with announcements (also outside the bus). Vehicle safety will be improved by monitoring system of bus interior. The entire passenger information system will be delivered by the Polish company Zakład Elektroniczny SiMS from Bydgoszcz.

Vehicles will be provided with Mercedes-Benz OM 470 Euro 6 engines with 10.7 l capacity and 265 kW (360 KM) power, reaching maximum torque at 1700 Nm. The Conecto version with a new emission standard has a distinct back feature that makes it easy to recognize; its coolant expansion tank is placed on top behind a special cover on the roof. It gives the vehicle a more dynamic look. There are also newly designed engine cover and service flaps on the left side. In Poland, Conecto LF buses are well known and can be seen on streets in such cities as Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk, Starogard Gdański, Białystok, Suwałki, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, Starachowice, Kielce, Rybnik, Sosnowiec, Bielsko-Biała, and Zielona Góra. Most likely, Cracow’s Conecto LF G buses intended for Mobilis will be first vehicles of this type delivered on the Polish market with Euro 6 engines. It is possible that it will be the first such extensive delivery of city buses with Euro 6 standard in our country. Like us 🙂

Aleksander Kierecki

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