New electric order for Karsan in Romania. The Turkish manufacturer has been awarded Mangalia City’s electric bus tender, for a total of ten 8-meter Atak Electric.
With the buses to be delivered to Mangalia in two batches in July and September this year, the number of Karsan buses in the Romanian market will rise to 120. The contract was signed between Karsan Romania dealer Anadolu Automobil Romania and Mangalia Municipality.
120 Karsan buses in Romania
As in many European cities, Karsan continues to contribute to the transport network of cities investing in sustainable mobility in Romania. Following the latest delivery of electric vehicles to the city of Sucaeva, the number of Karsan branded buses in Romania market will rise to 120 including the electric vehicles to be delivered to the city of Mangalia.
220 kWh for the Atak Electric
Atak Electric comes with brand-new and dynamic front and rear lines, and creates a striking look with its LED daytime running lamps. The motor at the heart of the Atak Electric vehicle generates 230 kW engine power and 2.500 Nm torque, providing users with a high performance driving experience. Running on a total 220 kWh capacity with five 44-kWh batteries developed by BMW, the 8-meter Atak Electric is said to boast a 300 km range. The vehicle’s batteries can be charged in 5 hours with AC charging, and in 3 hours with fast-charging units. A regenerative braking system also recycles power which enables the batteries to self-recharge up to 25%. The model comes with two seating layout options, 18+4 or 21+4 foldable for a capacity of 52 passengers.
Karsan CEO Okan Baş commented on the development saying, “While Karsan continues to support the export efforts of the automotive industry with its product range, it also contributes to the vision of our country by becoming a global player for electric vehicles. Today, we have become an important part of change with our electric products used in public transport in many European countries. Finally, we are pleased to increase our share in the Romanian market with our electric buses.”