Karsan Wins the Tender for 8 Electric Minibuses in Beclean!
Offering transportation solutions for the mobility needs of the century in its factory located in Bursa, the commercial vehicle manufacturer Karsan was awarded the tender held in Beclean, Romania for electric minibuses. Having secured the tender for 10 electric minibuses recently held in Suceava, Romania, Karsan signed the contract for the delivery for 8 units of Jest Electric vehicles which will provide service in Beclean. Karsan will deliver the Jest Electric vehicles by the end of the year as a result of the tender it was awarded while continuing to increase its power in the Romanian market where it has been operating since 2013.
Offering modern solutions in public transportation systems that can be adapted to any geography, Karsan completely maintains its place as a go-to brand in Romania. Karsan recently signed a contract for the delivery of 10 Jest Electric vehicles to Suceava, and it also won the tender for electric minibuses held in Beclean, which is another city of Romania. Within the tender which was secured via its regional representative, AAR (Anadolu Automobil Rom), Karsan will deliver 8 Jest Electric vehicles by the end of the year to provide service for the city. Deputy General Manager of Karsan Commercial Affairs Muzaffer Arpacıoğlu made statements about the subject and stated the following:“Within the scope of our efforts to increase our share in the Romanian market, we consistently continue to receive orders from different cities of the country and secure public transport tenders. Within a short amount of time after we won the tender for 10 vehicles in Suceava, we also won the tender in Beclean and increased our share in the Romanian electric vehicle market. Karsan’s cutting-edge technology, environment-friendly vehicle Jest Electric and the satisfaction from the service provided under Karsan guarantee play a significant role in this success”.
High performing and environment-friendly Jest Electric!
A proven performer which comes with high maneuverability and superior passenger comfort, Jest Electric is equipped with a BMW electric motor capable of 170 HP power and 290 Nm torque with optional 44 or 88 kWh batteries, again manufactured by BMW.
Offering the best performance in the 6-meter bus class with a range of up to 210 km, small city bus Jest Electric also boasts a regenerative braking system which provides energy recovery by enabling the batteries to self-recharge at a rate of 25%. Decorated with a 10.1-inch multimedia touchscreen, fully digital dashboard, keyless go, and USB ports as well as an optional WiFi compatible infrastructure, Jest Electric does not come short in terms of comfort compared to passenger cars thanks to its 4-wheel independent suspension system.
Celebrating its 54th anniversary this year in the Turkish automotive industry, Karsan has been manufacturing at its modern facilities its own vehicles, as well as parts for the world’s prominent brands in the commercial vehicles sector. The company has been engaged in commercial vehicle production since 1981, and its factory in Hasanağa in Bursa has the capacity to manufacture up to 19,870 vehicles a year on a single shift. The Hasanağa factory is a flexible installation which can manufacture all kinds of vehicles in the same facilities from passenger cars and heavy trucks to minivans and buses. It is located 30 km from the Bursa city center and has been established on an area of 207,000 sqm, 91,000 sqm of which is closed space.
Karsan has been the only independent multi-brand vehicle manufacturer in the Turkish automotive industry for more than 50 years and the next phase for the company, powered and enabled by its business partners and licensers, is to develop bespoke versions of new and existing vehicles in order to extend its presence to all segments of cargo and passenger transportation. Working to develop “innovative products and services from the idea to the market” and to cater to every market segment, Karsan primarily aims to strengthen its Main Manufacturer/OEM business line. Karsan manages its whole automotive value chain from R&D and manufacturing to marketing, sales and after sales activities.
Currently, the company manufactures the new H350 light commercial vehicles for Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), 10-12-18 m buses for Menarinibus and its own Jest, Atak and Star models. It also produces full electric Jest Electric and Atak Electric models, in partnership with the world giant BMW. Besides vehicle manufacturing, Karsan also provides a range of industrial services in its Organized Industrial Zone factory.