Temsa, part of Sabancı Holding, has joined forces with Turkey’s leading defence industry company Aselsan, to develop the all-electric Avenue EV city bus. Regular short charging times at stops using what the manufacturer describes as a fast charging feature that can reach full charge in eight minutes has been specified. The Avenue EV can carry 35 seated passengers, 52 standing and one wheelchair.
According to Temsa: “The environmentally friendly bus with electric traction system and zero carbon emissions is also quiet, comfortable, equipped with high performance and state-of-the-art technology. The air-conditioning systems and passenger cabin offer the option of internet and data connection as well as comfortable travel in both cold and hot weather.”
The vehicle is fitted with lightweight electric traction system developed by Aselsan which enables it to travel 50-70km on a single charge. The system has a new multi-phase motor and motor drive, vehicle control computer, high power distribution unit and DC/DC converter units.