The electric bus project launched by Manisa Metropolitan Municipality in order to relax the city traffic and contribute to the environment was presented to the service of the people of Manisa last year. Within the scope of the project, test drives of 24-meter high passenger electric buses, which received the certificate of conformity from the Turkish Standards Institute, were started. Accordingly, a test drive was carried out from the City Hospital to Celal Bayar University İlhan Varank Campus for the electric bus. The 24-meter-long electric buses are planned to be integrated into the public transport system as soon as possible.
Environmentally friendly electric buses integrated into the public transportation system of Manisa within the scope of the transformation move initiated by the leadership of Cengiz Ergün, the Mayor of Manisa Metropolitan Municipality, were put into service of the people of Manisa last year. Within the scope of the Electric bus project, which consists of 20 18-meter and 2 24-meter buses, 18-meter buses have been serving Manisa people for approximately 1 year. Test buses started after the 24-meter high-passenger electric buses received the certificate of conformity from the Turkish Standards Institute. Within the scope of the works closely followed by Hüseyin Üstün, Head of Transportation Department of Manisa Metropolitan Municipality, a test drive of 24-meter electric bus from City Hospital to Celal Bayar University İlhan Varank Campus was carried out. Rector of the Celal University, electric bus at the entrance of the campus. Dr. Ahmet Ataç, Vice Rector. Dr. He was greeted by Mustafa Kazaz and his lecturers.
Thanking President Ergün
Stating that electric buses will contribute to the enhancement of students' comfort on campus, CBU Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ataç said, “I would like to thank our president for the fact that our Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Cengiz Ergün has allowed us to enter the campus with electric vehicles that will really bring a campus atmosphere to our school and produce a solution to the transportation problem of our children”. Rector Ataç and his accompany then accompanied the test drive of the 24-meter electric bus on campus.
Students also accompanied the test drive
Taking the students from Celal Bayar University İlhan Varank Campus, continuing the test drive on the specified route, the electric bus completed the test drive at the electric bus charging station located in Manisa Intercity Bus Terminal. Expressing their satisfaction for the fact that the electric bus will operate on the campus line will both solve the problems at the transportation point and contribute to the environment, the students thanked Manisa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Cengiz Ergün. The 24-meter-long electric buses are planned to be integrated into the public transport system as soon as possible.