Karsan delivers 89 electric buses to Europe

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LUXEMBOURG

Karsan has delivered its largest electric midibus fleet in Europe to operators in Luxembourg. The Turkish manufaturer has sold a total of 89 e-Atak buses to six different companies to operate on city and interurban routes in the country. Most of the vehicles have been delivered to operators Sales Lentz and Emile Weber, with delivery starting in July this year.

Karsan’s CEO Okan Baş said: “Karsan’s perspectives coincide with a country like Luxembourg, which has an environmentalist approach, works to reduce its carbon footprint and seeks solutions to the global warming problem of the world. I am very happy on behalf of Karsan to be part of electric transformation and to deliver such a large electric bus fleet to Luxembourg, which has accelerated its environmental activities to zero its carbon emissions.”

Karsan’s e-Atak is gaining a strong foothold in the electric midibus segment, with a 30% share in the 8-15 ton class in 2021. Okan added: “After this delivery of 89 units, Karsan’s largest electric vehicle fleet will be in Luxembourg after France and Romania. Karsan’s electric vehicles, which are available in 19 different countries all over the world, continue to spread further in countries such as France, Romania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria. Our Karsan electric vehicle fleet, which currently has over 350 units, continues to provide services on the roads in Europe. This will be a year for us to enter new export markets with our electric models and achieve triple growth in electric vehicles compared to 2021.”

Karsan CEO Okan Baş with two of the new midibuses. KARSAN
The e-Atak, which takes its power from BMW batteries with a capacity of 220kWh, has a claimed range of 300km and is 8.3m long. KARSAN