Karsan has launched a new fully electric bus range e-ATA, available in three lengths – 10, 12 and 18m. The e-ATA comes with seven different battery packs ranging from 150kWh to 600kWh, offering a range of up to 450 km.
Serial production is already underway and the first orders for the 10m e-ATA have been received from Romania. A fleet of 10 buses is due to be delivered to Slatina in December. Karsan has also won a contract for 56 18m-long e-ATA buses for delivery to two different cities of Romania in 2022.
Okan Baş, CEO of Karsan, says, “The e-ATA series is a product of our experience with electric vehicles that have so far covered two million km, transferred into the domain of large buses. This makes our electric range a complete solution making us the one and only brand in Europe to offer fully electric vehicles in all sizes from 6m to 18m.
With fast charging technology, the e-ATA can be charged in one to four hours, depending on the size of the battery.
Following the launch of the new e-ATA, Karsan’s Jest Electric and Atak Electric will become e-Jest and e-Atak.