Skoda starts testing new trolleybus with Turkish bodywork, first vehicle to be delivered to Ostrava

T'CITY 36Tr. Credit: Škoda GroupT'CITY 36Tr. Credit: Škoda Group

Passenger test runs will begin in the summer.

Skoda Group started testing the new 12-meter trolleybus Skoda T’CITY 36Tr. The test run will take place in Plzen; the new vehicle will undergo necessary type and homologation tests. It will also verify the driving characteristics and test the software. The first passengers are expected to ride the new trolleybus during the summer as part of passenger test runs. 

The trolleybus was developed in cooperation of Skoda Electric and its sister company Temsa of Turkey. The latter produced a new generation of bodywork for the vehicles, while Skoda supplied the traction equipment.

The new trolleybus can carry 85 passengers, has 27 seats and one wheelchair space. It is air-conditioned, equipped with a camera system and USB ports. The vehicle is equipped with batteries for off-track travel and will offer future operators greater flexibility in transport. In the future, however, the group will also offer a vehicle without a battery. 

Skoda will deliver this type of trolleybus first to Ostrava, where the transport company ordered 18 vehicles. Skoda recently won a tender for the same type of trolleybus for Opava; the price was under CZK 9 million per vehicle.


Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.


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