Karsan to Ship 9 Jest Electrics to Coimbra, Portugal!
Generating transportation solutions that meet today’s mobility needs in its factory located in Bursa, Karsan maintains its position as a solution partner for many countries around the world with its wide range of innovative products. Karsan has recently won the public transportation tender held for the city of Coimbra in Portugal and is now getting ready to provide nine Jest Electric vehicles for the city to enjoy peaceful and quiet journeys in vehicles that light the way to a better future. The company had already delivered two Jest Electric vehicles to Coimbra in 2019 and now this new tender will increase the total number of Jest Electric vehicles in the city to 11. Karsan plans to deliver the tender vehicles to SMTUC, the public transportation authority, within the last quarter of 2020. With this delivery, Portugal will become Europe’s largest Jest Electric fleet owner with a total of 20 vehicles.
Offering modern solutions in public transportation systems that can be adapted to any city, Karsan continues to be the choice of European countries with its innovative products. As a successful company manufacturing a broad range of vehicles from fuel-stingy diesel-powered vehicles to state-of-the-art electric vehicles, Karsan has recently added another chapter to its strong history by winning the public transportation tender held for Coimbra, Portugal. The company is now getting ready to enhance the Coimbra roads with its nine Jest Electric vehicles. The total number of Jest Electric vehicles in the city will increase to 11 when these nine vehicles are delivered to SMTUC within the last quarter of 2020. With this delivery, Portugal will become Europe’s largest Jest Electric fleet owner with a total of 20 vehicles.
Jest Electric boasts the best electric performance!
Standing out with its high maneuverability, large interior space, agility on narrow streets thanks to its compact size, and unparalleled climbing performance, the Jest Electric is a favorite among Coimbra people. It is no surprise though, as this vehicle is also passenger-friendly with its 6 meter low-floor. The Jest Electric is equipped with a BMW electric motor producing 170 HP power and 290 Nm torque with optional 44 or 88 kWh batteries again made possible by BMW. Offering the best performance in its class with a range of
up to 210 km, the 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, Karsan’s Jest Electric does not come short in terms of comfort compared to passenger cars thanks to its 4-wheel independent suspension system.
Karsan, the Turkish pioneer in automotive!
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 Turkey 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 vehicles, its much-celebrated Jest Electric and Atak Electric line, in partnership with the world giant BMW. Besides vehicle manufacturing, Karsan also provides a range of industrial services in its Organized Industrial Zone factory.