Otokar introduced its new electric buses, e-Kent and Autonomous e-Centro to the Turkish operators for the first time.

Otokar, that claims being leader of the Turkish bus market for 15 consecutive years, is participating in the 11th edition of Busworld Turkey, showcasing its new buses and next-generation services.

Otokar at Busworld Turkey 2024

Otokar debuted the new e-Kent, the electric public transportation bus, and the Autonomous e-Centro, in Turkey during the Busworld exhibition. Otokar, the Diamond Sponsor of Busworld Turkey 2024, also exhibited NAVIGO T and CENTRO buses alongside its telematics solution, Bus Monitor, at its booth.

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The e-Kent C is designed to meet user requirements and developed with Otokar’s experience in different geographical and climatic conditions, as it features a new driver’s cabin and driver controls to enhance the driving experience. New air ducts contribute to a better feel along the journey. The new e-Kent is powered by batteries with an increased capacity of 450 kWh and above, featuring NMC and LFP technologies. Unlike the outgoing model, the engine room is removed from the rear passenger compartment, lending to a spacious interior.

Otokar Navigo T features higher passenger and luggage capacity compared to other models in the family. The 9.2-meter bus comes with 39+1+1 passenger capacity and 4.8 cubic meters of luggage volume, and is powered by a 210 HP engine. It is offered with automatic transmission as standard.

The Autonomous e-Centro (with Level 4 autonomous driving technology) features a Digital Driver X system, fully designed, developed and deployed by Otokar’s highly-qualified and dedicated teams, the company stresses.

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Murat Tokatlı, Domestic Sales and Marketing Director, stated: “The buses designed, developed and manufactured by Otokar serve millions of passengers every day across Turkey and in more than 60 countries worldwide. We have maintained our leadership in the Turkish bus market for 15 consecutive years with our wide product range and after-sales services developed to meet user needs. We are proud to be the fourth largest manufacturer in Türkiye and Europe combined. We are committed to expanding the products and services we offer in alignment with the expectations and requirements of our stakeholders, leveraging our experience in international markets and our superior engineering capabilities. We prioritize our work in four areas: reducing the operating costs with lighter and more durable vehicles; contributing to environmental protection with lower emission vehicles; enabling safer travel for drivers and passengers through enhanced safety measures; and facilitating transportation for both users and passengers by employing technological and smart applications for more efficient mobility”. Tokatlı added that they aim to help operators optimize their fleets and reduce emissions with Otokar’s wide product range.”

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