Charging Park

an innovative charging station for electric vehicles

Solaris has for many years now maintained its leading position when it comes to delivering low- and zero-emission urban transport solutions to towns and cities throughout Europe. It is zero-emission vehicles that are our sales priority and, year by year, they account for an ever larger share of our orders fulfilled. Investment in its own Charging Park – i.e. a single central site for charging e-buses – marks a natural step in the dynamic development of our zero-emission range.

Date of publication: July 13, 2023

Charging Park: a central site for charging e-buses

The Charging Park is an innovative, multi-bay charging station for battery-powered vehicles: e-buses, hydrogen buses and trolleybuses.

This investment in our own Charging Park – a single central site for charging e-buses – marks a natural step in the dynamic development of Solaris’s zero-emission range.

The Charging Park has been developed to demonstrate novel charging solutions for Solaris buses to our clients. In addition, it offers one more unique feature: it enables us to test new technologies and functionalities as regards the charging and discharging of e-vehicles we have manufactured.

The Charging Park consists of eight charging bays, pantograph mechanisms, plug-in charging stations, a section of the trolleybus network, an interactive kiosk with an LCD screen and a technical room.

Innovation: VG2

This is the first charging park supporting the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) functionality in Poland, i. e. a bidirectional energy flow between vehicles and the grid.

This technology makes it possible to flexibly charge and discharge buses. It allows us to discharge buses for test purposes and to use them as mobile energy storage facilities, which leads to more effective cost management.

Covering an area of 5,000 m2 the Charging Park boasts cutting-edge charging systems produced by three suppliers.

Different solutions: because every city is different


The first charging system consists of two independent plug-in chargers with a power output of 150 kW, each featuring V2G. This innovative solution has been implemented and delivered with full bi-directional capability (charging and discharging of bus batteries) for the first time ever in the Polish market and is one of the first of its kind in the European market.


The second system deployed in the Charging Park is an innovative charger with eight charging points (with a power output ranging from 150 kW to 600 kW) that can charge three vehicles at the same time. This charging station is fitted with current collectors compatible with all pantograph types used by Solaris (a roof-mounted pantograph, an inverted pantograph, and a Ride&Charge system). In addition, the charger boasts three solutions for cable charging. The first one is a liquid-cooled plug-in HPC connector that enables the vehicle to be recharged with an output of up to 300 kW. With the two other charging connectors, buses can be charged with an output of up to 150 kW. .


The last charging system in the Park is based on a charger with four charging points with a total power output of 360 kW, which enables the concurrent charging of two buses each with up to 150 kW, or it will enable the charging of one bus with a power output of up to 360 kW in the near future (only via pantographs). It supports two plug-in outlets, a roof-mounted pantograph and an inverted one.

Innovative and energy-efficient

As with the Warehouse Hall, the Charging Park features photovoltaic panels, which will increase the share of renewable energy to satisfy the daily energy demands of the entire factory.

Charging Park is today one of the most modern charging stations in Europe. The ability to test a variety of solutions will enable us to respond precisely to the growing demand from European operators for electric buses.

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