Jest Electric, made by Turkish manufacturer Karsan , equipped with BMW’s “i” line engine and battery technology has achieved its latest milestone by becoming the means BMW now use to transport their factory personnel in Germany. Delivered by Quantron, Karsan’s dealer in Germany, the new Jest Electrics became the new carriers of BMW personnel in the Munich Campus.
Steadily on the way to becoming a global brand, the Turkish commercial vehicle manufacturer Karsan has become the consistent choice in Europe and one of the reasons is Jest Electric, with its unique dimensions, fully electric and zero-emission engine and battery which run on the BMW i technology. Quantron, Karsan’s dealer in Germany, delivered a Jest Electric to BMW for personnel transportation for personnel transportation in the Munich Campus. Technical and driver training were provided to BMW officers by Quantron.
The 6m low-floor Jest Electric is equipped with a BMW electric motor producing 170 HP power and 290 Nm torque with optional 44 or 88 kWh batteries. Offering a range of up to 210 km, the Jest Electric also boasts a regenerative braking system which provides energy recovery by enabling the batteries to self-recharge at a rate of 25%. Standing out with its high manoeuvrability, large interior space, agility on narrow streets thanks to its compact size, dynamic design, and unparalleled climbing performance. Decorated with a 10.1-inch multimedia touchscreen, fully digital dashboard, keyless go, and USB ports as well as an optional Wi-Fi compatible infrastructure, Karsan’s Jest Electric does not come short in terms of comfort compared to passenger cars thanks to its 4-wheel independent suspension system.
Karsan is celebrating its 54th anniversary this year in the Turkish automotive industry, Karsan has been manufacturing at its modern facilities its own vehicles, as well as parts for the world’s prominent brands in the commercial vehicles sector. The company has been engaged in commercial vehicle production since 1981, and its factory in Hasanağa in Bursa has the capacity to manufacture up to 19,870 vehicles a year on a single shift. The Hasanağa factory is a flexible installation which can manufacture all kinds of vehicles in the same facilities from passenger cars and heavy trucks to minivans and buses. It is located 30 km from the Bursa city center and has been established on an area of 207,000 sqm, 91,000 sqm of which is closed space.
Karsan has been the only independent multi-brand vehicle manufacturer in Turkey for more than 50 years and the next phase for the company, powered and enabled by its business partners and licensers, is to develop bespoke versions of new and existing vehicles in order to extend its presence to all segments of cargo and passenger transportation. Working to “develop innovative products and services from the idea to the market” and to cater to every market segment, Karsan primarily aims to strengthen its Main Manufacturer/OEM business line. Karsan manages its whole automotive value chain from R&D and manufacturing to marketing, sales and after sales activities.
Currently the company manufactures the new H350 light commercial vehicles for Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), 10-12-18 m buses for Menarinibus and its own Jest, Atak and Star models. It also produces full electric vehicles, its much-celebrated Jest Electric and Atak Electric line, in partnership with the world giant BMW. Besides vehicle manufacturing, Karsan also provides a range of industrial services in its Organized Industrial Zone factor