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2021
2021
2021

Karsan Electric Evolution is the journey where Karsan reinvents itself with future technologies and lead the evolution of public transport industry.

2021
2021

Karsan launched e-ATA series of 10m, 12m, and 18m fully electric buses and became the first and unique European brand with its full e-range from 6m to 18m.

2021
2021

Karsan introduced Autonomous e-ATAK, the first serial-production Level 4 Automated bus of Europe and America

2019
2019

Karsan now manufactures e-ATAK for sustainable future and preserve natural resources of historical cities.

2018
2018

Now Karsan manufactures e-Jest to conserve nature and future generations, to keep pace with dynamic historical cities and make life easier.

2018
2018

Karsan’s first electric vehicle e-JEST, which is electrified by BMW i, was launched in Munich, in cooperation with BMW.

2017
2017

In 2017, Jest has been developed by considering increased customer expectations and relaunched as Jest+ with a new face.

2016
2016

Karsan became one of the 6 finalists in the prototype design contest for a next generation transportation vehicle that will replace 180,000 vehicles currently available at US postal Service. Additionally, it established a strategic partnership with Morgan Olson, a leader in business transportation.

2015
2015

Hyundai H350 production began

2014
2014
  • 40-18m articulated CNG buses delivered to Konya, Turkey Metropolitan Municipality
  • ATAK and STAR presented in Busworld Turkey
  • Karsan Pazarlama became the exclusive Turkish distributor of Hyundai light commercial vehicles
2013
2013
  • 540 units of bus delivered to IETT (Istanbul)
  • Karsan branded product family's first member, JEST launched.
  • Buses (8m, 12m, 18m CNG) delivered within two years to Rome, Padova, Bologna and Modena cities in Italy
2012
2012

Agreement signed with IETT for 450 units of buses (Later increased to 540)

2011
2011

75 buses BredaMenarinibus delivered to Italy, Rome.

2010
2010
  • New J10 replaced J9
  • Hyundai Truck New HD Series production began
  • Karsan became finalist at New York Taxi of tomorrow tender
  • 100.000th Peugeot Partner produced
2009
2009
  • Karsan Pazarlama Established
  • Renault Trucks Premium Lander and Kerax presented
  • New vision set as "Limitless Transportation Solutions"
2008
2008
  • 100.000th j9 produced
  • Renault Trucks Premium production began.
  • Citroen Berlingo production began.
2007
2007

Hyundai HD light trucks production began.

2006
2006

Karsan bought the name and licence rights of j series.

2005
2005
2004
2004
2003
2003
2001
2001
2000
2000
1999
1999

New plant built

1997
1997

The first local minivan Peugeot Partner production was intiated.

1981
1981

Began to produce and sell the j9 minibus.

1979
1979

The majority of shares purchased by Koç Holding.

1966 - 1981
1966 - 1981

For the first 15 years, it continued to work as a part supplier for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

1966
1966

Karsan’s adventure began in 1966 with 269 independent entrepreneurs.