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15 April 2022

Karsan Expands Its Electric Vehicle Network In Romania!  

 

Karsan's Electric Vehicle Fleet in Romania Will Reach 180 Units! 

 

16 Electric Vehicles to Focsani,  Romania by Karsan! 

 

 

Karsan, one of the leading companies in the Turkish automotive industry, continues to take important steps towards growth, led by its "One Step Ahead in the Future of Mobility" vision. Having previously delivered its electric vehicles to many cities in Romania and signed high volume contracts, Karsan signed a new contract to deliver its electric vehicles to the city of Focsani, which follows in the footsteps of the city of Deva. Under the agreement with Focsani, 7 e-JEST and 9 e-ATAK deliveries will be made. Having already a fleet of 76 electric vehicles in Romania, Karsan has already received orders for 104 electric vehicles to be delivered in 2022, with the Focsani tender. When all deliveries are completed this year, Karsan's electric vehicle fleet in Romania will reach 180 units.  

 

Okan Baş, Karsan CEO: "We intend to position the Karsan brand among the top five players in Europe with our electric development vision, e-Volution. Along with France, Romania is one of Karsan's most important target countries in the electric vehicle market. In that vein, it will be one of those countries that will play a key role in our double growth target that we have set for this year." 

 

The zero-emission, high-range electric vehicles from Karsan, helping to shape public transport in cities across many countries with its range of commercial vehicles, are achieving success one after another. Driven by the goal of rounding off 2022 with a doubling of turnover, profitability, exports, employment and R&D capacity, Karsan continues to accelerate its efforts to export more of its vehicles to Romania. Karsan is to deliver 7 e-JEST and 9 e-ATAK buses pursuant to a contract for the sales of electric buses to the city of Focsani, pushing forward with its growth strategy in Romania. 

 

104 orders for electric vehicles received! 

Karsan, which recently signed an agreement for delivery of 56 units of 18 meter-long e-Ata buses with the municipalities of Timișoara and Braşov, added a new one to its list of awarded electric vehicle contracts, in a tender for e-JEST and e-ATAK models with its Romanian distributor Anadolu Automobil Rom in the cities of Deva, Gura, and Segarcea. Finally, Karsan, which won the tender for 16 electric vehicles to be delivered to the municipality of Focsani, continues to write new success stories in Romania. Karsan, having already received orders for 104 electric vehicles in Romania for delivery in 2022, plans to expand its existing fleet of electric vehicles to 180 by the end of the year.  

 

Romania to be the center of our growth targets 

Okan Baş, CEO of Karsan, emphasized that they had achieved significant growth with the agreements signed in 2021 and the expansion of export markets, and stated that Romania would contribute to Karsan's growth targets in 2022, saying, "We entered 2022 with the goal of doubling growth across all areas. The most important component of our growth target is, of course, exports. With our electric development vision e-Volution, we are positioning the Karsan brand among the top 5 players in Europe. Along with France, Romania is one of Karsan's most important target countries in the electric vehicle market. In that vein, it will be one of those countries that will play a key role in our double growth target that we have set for this year. With the new contracts for electric vehicles we have signed in Romania, we are reaffirming our vision, "One Step Ahead in the Future of Mobility". 

 

e-JEST does not come short in passenger comfort 

A proven performer which comes with high maneuverability and unmatched passenger comfort, e-JEST is equipped with a BMW electric motor capable of 170 HP power and 290 Nm torque with optional 44 or 88 kWh batteries, also made by BMW. Offering the best performance in the six-meter small bus class with a range of up to 210 km, e-JEST also boasts a regenerative braking system which provides energy recovery by enabling the batteries to self-recharge at a rate of 25 percent. Decorated with a 10.1-inch multimedia touchscreen, fully digital dashboard, keyless ignition, and USB ports as well as an optional WiFi compatible infrastructure, e-JEST does not come short in terms of comfort compared to passenger cars thanks to its four-wheel independent suspension system.   

 

e-ATAK offers 300 km range 

e-ATAK comes with dynamic front and rear lines, and creates a striking look with its LED daytime running lamps. The electric motor at the heart of e-ATAK generates 230 kW engine power and 2.500 Nm torque, providing users with a high performance driving experience. Running on a total 220 kWh capacity with five 44-kWh batteries developed by BMW, the 8-meter e-ATAK boasts a unique 300 km range to outpace its rivals. Moreover, the vehicle's batteries can be charged in 5 hours with AC charging, and in 3 hours with fast-charging units. A regenerative braking system also recycles power which enables the batteries to self-recharge up to 25%. The model comes with two seating layout options, for a capacity of 52 passengers.