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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.

2021
2021

Karsan signed a 5-year contract with Oyak Renault for the production of Megane Sedan models.

2019
2019

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

2018
2018

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

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

Jest+ was relaunched with an esthetic look and enhanced features.

2016
2016

Karsan was pre-qualified in the US Postal Service's (USPS) new generation delivery vehicle tender which was opened on 25 May 2015, placing Karsan among 6 companies to produce prototypes for testing.

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

In 2013, Karsan re-developed its product portfolio with its own vehicles, named Jest, Atak and Star.

2012
2012

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

2011
2011

Starting to manufacture buses in 2011, Karsan manufactured the first big bus for Rome Municipality.

2009
2009
  • Karsan Pazarlama Established
  • Renault Trucks Premium Lander and Kerax presented
  • New vision set as "Limitless Transportation Solutions"
2009
2010

In line with its vision updated in 2009 as "Limitless Transportation Solutions", Karsan developed the V1 project in response to New York's Taxi of Tomorrow tender.

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

In 2006, Karsan manufactured J9 Premier, which was completely its own product. In the following year, it established strategic alliances with Hyundai, Renault and Citroen.

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

Karsan's factory, located in Hasanağa, Bursa, Turkey, having 90.000 m2 of indoor space on a total area of 200.000 m2, has a capacity of manufacturing 65.000 vehicles/year.

1997
1997

Karsan began manufacturing the first minivan of Turkey in collaboration with Peugeot.

1981
1981

In 1981, Karsan began manufacturing J9 minibuses with a Peugeot license agreement. Production of the J series continued for 30 years.

1979
1979

The majority of shares purchased by Koç Holding.

1966 - 1981
1966 - 1981

In the first 15 years, it manufactured bus bodyworks in various sizes for automotive companies.

1966
1966

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