Energy Daily – Karsan announced that it has started the delivery of 56 e-ATA electric buses, which signed a contract with the municipality of Braşov in Romania and Timisoara in 2021.
Automotive industry players Karsan, made the first delivery of a 100 percent e-ATA electric bus model to Romania to play a leading role in the evolution of the electric vehicle in Europe. In addition, Karsan started the delivery of 56 18-meter e-ATA units worth 41 million Euros and signed a contract with the municipality of Braşov in Romania and Timisoara in 2021.
Stating that the 12 e-ATA delivered to Braşov Municipality within the scope of the agreement will be put into service in the new year, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “The first 44 e-ATA vehicles, which we are developing for the European Capital of 2023 . of Culture Timisoara, will be delivered before the new year. We are starting to do it. In addition, the installation of some electric charging stations has been completed. Within the scope of the agreement, it was planned to complete the installation of 44 cars and charging stations in the last quarter of 2023. However, the Municipality of Timisoara wanted to provide a modern public transport service to its people earlier than planned. We brought our plans forward according to these needs. We aim to complete the delivery of the remaining vehicles and the installation of charging stations within the first half of the new year .”
KARSAN WILL SEARCH ALL FOR 6 YEARS
In the scope of the agreement, Karsan plans to establish a total of 59 charging stations, 15 of which are fast charging, and will also carry out all maintenance and garage operations for vehicles for 6 years.
Emphasizing that Karsan is a Turkish brand that plays a major role in the evolution of electric vehicles in Romania, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “Romania, like Karsan, is leading the evolution of electric vehicles in Europe. This initial vision of Romania is in line with well with Karsan’s electrification journey that started 5 years ago. Romania is one of Karsan’s target markets, like France and Italy. Today, Karsan has about a third of the electric car park in Romania”.