BMW is using Karsan Jest Electric buses to transport its factory personnel in Germany. Delivered by Karsan’s German dealer Quantron, the new Jest Electrics are now in operation at BMW’s Munich campus.
The six-metre low-floor Jest Electric is equipped with a BMW electric motor producing 170hp and 290Nm torque with optional 44 or 88 kWh batteries from BMW. The vehicle offers a range of up to 210km, backed by a regenerative braking system which provides energy recovery by enabling the batteries to self-recharge at a rate of 25 per cent.
The Jest Electrics are equipped with a 10.1-in multimedia touchscreen, digital dashboard, keyless operation and USB ports as well as an optional wi-fi infrastructure.
Karsan has also recently won a tender from Coimbra in Portugal to provide nine Jest Electrics. This order will increase the total number of Jest Electric vehicles in the city to 11. Karsan aims to deliver the tender vehicles to SMTUC, the public transportation authority, in the last quarter of 2020.