Karsan has delivered its first Atak Electric buses to Belgium. The two vehicles have been handed over to Keolis in the city of Ghent, and put into use for the transportation of the Zuiderpoort business center employees, a large office complex in the city.
Karsan Atak Electric buses in Ghent
Atak Electric buses, which have started to be used instead of diesel buses in line with Zuiderpoort’s environmental plans, serve intensely on weekdays for the transportation of the company employees to Ghent-Saint Pierre station.
With the last year’s delivery in December, Keolis started to provide public transportation service for the employees of the Zuiderpoort office complex, located in an area of 63 thousand square meters. This delivery has been made by the French dealer of Karsan, HCI.
Keolis operates Atak Electric buses in Ghent
Announced in 2018, eight-meter Atak Electric buses used for the transportation of Zuiderpoort employees to Ghent – Saint Pierre station facilitates the transportation of the company’s employees with limited mobility while protecting the environment with its silent operation with zero emission, 52-seat capacity and UFR platform, Karsan points out.
The motor at the heart of Karsan Atak Electric generates 230 kW power and 2500 Nm peak torque, providing users with a high performance driving experience. Running on a total 220 kWh battery capacity with five 44-kWh batteries developed by BMW, the 8-meter Atak Electric boasts a unique 300 km range according to the producer. The vehicle’s batteries can be charged in 5 hours with AC charging, and in 3 hours with DC charging units.