Karsan, one of the leading companies in the Turkish automotive industry, continues to grow with its electric models with the motto of being 'One Step Ahead in the Future of Mobility'. Karsan managed to attract all eyes with its new electric growth strategy e-Volution by exhibiting its all-electric model family at Busworld Turkey 2022, Turkey's largest bus fair. Emphasizing that Karsan has achieved a strong growth trend especially in export markets with its electric vision, Karsan Domestic Market Sales and Foreign Relations Deputy General Manager Muzaffer Arpacıoğlu said, “In 2021, our e-JEST and e-ATAK models became the best-selling electric vehicles of their class in Europe. . This year, we aim to grow at least twice as much in electric vehicles. With our electric development vision, e-Volution, we aim to position the Karsan brand among the top 5 players in Europe.”
Karsan, Turkey's leading brand that offers high-tech mobility solutions, which left half a century behind after its establishment, made a show of strength with its electric model family at Busworld Turkey 2022, Turkey's largest bus fair. Carrying out 3 percent of Turkey's electric minibus and bus exports alone for the last 90 years, Karsan once again clearly demonstrated the importance it attaches to electric mobility at Busworld Turkey 2022. Karsan presented the 6-meter e-JEST, 8-meter e-ATAK, 12-meter e-ATA as well as the 10 and 18-meter e-ATA models together for the first time at the fair.
Growth will continue exponentially with leading electric models!
Emphasizing that Karsan has achieved a strong growth trend especially in export markets with its electric vision, Karsan Domestic Market Sales and Foreign Relations Deputy General Manager Muzaffer Arpacıoğlu said, “In 2021, our e-JEST and e-ATAK models became the best-selling electric vehicles of their class in Europe. . This year, we aim to grow at least twice as much in electric vehicles. With our electric development vision, e-Volution, we aim to position the Karsan brand among the top 5 players in Europe.”
“We became the first brand in Europe to offer an electrical product range from 6 to 18 meters”
Emphasizing that Karsan is acting with the vision of “One Step Ahead in the Future of Mobility”, Muzaffer Arpacıoğlu said, “The heart of the automotive is transforming from internal combustion engines to electric ones. As the most important leg of this transformation, we launched our e-JEST model in 2018. A year later, we launched e-ATAK and then introduced the e-ATA family, the largest of our electrical product range. Thus, as Karsan, we became the first brand in Europe to offer a full range of electric products in all sizes, from 6 meters to 18 meters.
“We will enter North America with e-JEST”
Explaining their targets for this year, Muzaffer Arpacıoğlu said, “We want to grow at least twice in electric vehicles. We address the entire market and aim to be one of the top five players in the market. The cards are being mixed again and we will position the Karsan brand in the top 5 in Europe with our electric development vision e-Volution. We will also enter North America with e-JEST as in Europe. Our preparations continue. Most importantly, we will double our current position in turnover, profitability, employment and R&D capacity. We will increase the number of our employees with the support we will provide especially to female employees in the field of employment. Karsan's target for this year is times two,” he said.
Karsan is in the top 3 of Google!
Reminding that Karsan branded vehicles are in 16 different countries, Arpacıoğlu said, “Today, when 'electric bus' is written in 16 countries in the world-famous search engine Google in their own language, the Karsan brand comes out in the top three in organic searches. This is a very important development. This shows that Karsan is on its way to becoming a preferred brand not only in Europe but also in the world.”
The highly maneuverable e-JEST offers a range of up to 210 km.
Proving itself with its high maneuverability and unparalleled passenger comfort, e-JEST can be preferred with a BMW production electric motor producing 170 HP power and 290 Nm torque and also BMW produced 44 and 88 kWh batteries. By offering a range of up to 210 km, e-JEST's energy recovery, which shows the best performance of the 6-meter small bus class in this sense, kazanThanks to the regenerative braking system that provides power, the batteries can self-charge by 25 percent. Equipped with a 10,1-inch multimedia touch screen, fully digital instrument panel, keyless start, USB outputs and optionally providing Wi-Fi compatible infrastructure, e-JEST does not match the comfort of a passenger car with its 4-wheel independent suspension system.
It can handle all road conditions with its powerful engine.
The maximum battery capacity can be increased to 10 kWh for 300 meters, 12 kWh for 450 meters and 18 kWh for the model in the 600 meter class. The electric hub motors of Karsan e-ATA positioned on the wheels provide 10 kW maximum power and 12 Nm torque at 250 and 22.000 meters, allowing e-ATA to climb the steepest slopes without any problems. At 18 meters, the maximum power of 500 kW shows full performance even at full capacity. The e-ATA product range, which fully adapts to the different geographical conditions of different cities in Europe, impresses with its futuristic exterior design. It offers passengers an unobstructed range of motion by offering a full low floor in the interior. Despite its high range, e-ATA does not compromise on passenger capacity. Depending on the preferred battery capacity, e-ATA can carry 10 passengers at 79 meters, over 12 at 89 meters, and over 18 at 135 meters.
300 km range, Level 4 autonomous software
In the Autonomous e-ATAK model carried out by Karsan R&D, cooperation was made with another Turkish technology company, ADASTEC. Level 4 autonomous software developed by ADASTEC has been integrated into Autonomous e-ATAK's electrical-electronic architecture and electric vehicle software. Autonomous e-ATAK is powered by batteries with a capacity of 220 kWh developed by BMW and reaches 230 kW of power, meeting the needs of customers. Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK's 8,3-meter dimensions, 52-person passenger capacity and 300 km range made the Autonomous e-ATAK a leader in its class. Autonomous e-ATAK can be charged in 5 hours with AC charging units and in 3 hours with DC units.