Karsan has delivered the first of four electric 18m e-Ata buses, with options for seven more, to Italian operator TPER in Bologna.
Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “With the tender we won from TPER, Karsan e-Ata vehicles, which will start to render service in Bologna, have become the city’s first electric 18-metre vehicles and Italy’s first 18-metre electric vehicles featuring pantograph technology. Following our e-Jest and e-Atak models, which are more assertive than one another, we are pleased to enter the Italian market again with e-Ata. We will continue to grow stronger and faster in this country, the heart of the automotive industry. We will double our electric vehicle fleet of 50 units in Italy to 100 by the end of 2023. At the end of this year, we will have 1,000 Karsan electric vehicles in use throughout Europe and North America thanks to our continued growth in Italy and our target countries.”