Environmentally Friendly Era Begins in Public Transport in Samsun

Environmentally friendly era begins in public transport in samsun
Environmentally friendly era begins in public transport in samsun

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that with the Ultra Fast Charging Featured Bus and Charging Infrastructure System Project, Samsun residents will have a quality, environmentally friendly, noiseless and modern service, and said, "When the project is completed, the entire bus fleet of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality will consist of electric vehicles." said.

The Protocol Signing Ceremony for the Ultra Fast Charging Bus and Charging Infrastructure System Project was held at the Martyr Ömer Halisdemir Hall of the Samsun Metropolitan Municipality. In addition to Minister Varank, Samsun Governor Zülkif Dağlı, AK Party Samsun Deputies Fuat Köktaş and Orhan Kırcalı, Metropolitan Mayor Mustafa Demir, KOSGEB President Hasan Basri Kurt, AK Party Provincial President Ersan Aksu, ASELSAN Chairman and General Manager Haluk Görgün and TEMSA Senior Manager Tolga Kaan Doğancıoğlu also attended.


Minister Varank and his entourage came from the Governorship of Samsun to the hall where the ceremony was held, with Avenue EV, a 100% domestic electric bus developed with the cooperation of ASELSAN and TEMSA. Minister Varank used the bus. Speaking at the ceremony, Varank; He pointed out that Samsun Metropolitan Municipality, which will implement the new, environmentally friendly electric bus project, will start a new era in urban public transportation services with this investment.


Noting that the Electric Bus System with Ultra Fast Charging and Charging Stations Project was carried out with the Industrial Cooperation Project (SIP) model, Varank emphasized that Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Demir also took an important initiative on behalf of domestic and national production. Pointing out that Demir preferred to set an example for Turkey, Varank said, “It has cooperated with ASELSAN, one of the world's leading defense industry companies, and TEMSA, one of the deep-rooted organizations of our country. With this work, the people of Samsun will have a quality, environmentally friendly, noiseless and modern service.” said.


Noting that when the project is completed, the entire bus fleet of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality will consist of electric vehicles, Varank said, “At the end of the first phase, 10 ultra-fast charging electric buses will start to serve in the Taflan-Airport and Soğuksu region. These vehicles can be fully charged in 15 minutes. Battery and traction systems developed by ASELSAN as 100% domestic and national will be used in the vehicles. In addition, many sub-systems such as engine cooling system, vehicle control computer, driver instrument panel will be localized by ASELSAN. used the phrases.


Emphasizing that Samsun residents will have the latest model electric buses with domestic, national and modern lines, Varank said, “With the implementation of the project, our Municipality will gain a significant advantage and savings in fossil fuel and maintenance and repair costs. These environmentally friendly vehicles will prevent 200 thousand kilograms of carbon emissions.” said.


Underlining that the project also plays an important role in accelerating the electric vehicle ecosystem, Varank said that all the knowledge to be gained in this context will be used to improve the capacity of the sector. Varank also touched upon the self-driving electric bus initiative introduced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last year, jointly produced by Karsan and ADASTEC, and said that with these developments, "Turkey's Car" will be ready for mass production by the end of 2022, and that the country is one of the leading countries in the electric autonomous vehicle market. said it would.


Pointing out that all provinces made valuable contributions to the recorded developments, Varank said, “If we can expand this with public procurement within the scope of SIP, our country will step up.” gave the message. Varank called on municipalities and public institutions to make the most of the SIP and thus contribute to the National Technology Move.


“Achieving our 2023, 2053 and 2071 targets will only be possible thanks to the added value we will create with domestic and national technologies.” Varank thanked those who contributed to the realization of the Ultra Fast Charging Bus and Charging System Project.

After the speeches, Minister Varank, Görgün and Demir signed the protocol regarding the project, and a souvenir photo was taken.

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