Karsan, has attended 8th Busworld Fair Turkey with its full range of electrical products. At the fair, the brand showcased its 100% electric public transport vehicles, Jest Electric and Atak Electric, that it developed within one year and made ready for mass production. Visitors to the Busworld fair also had the opportunity to test the Jest Electric vehicle. Deputy GM of Karsan Commercial Affairs, Muzaffer Arpacıoğlu said “In as short a time as one year, we sold 68 Jest Electric vehicles to eight different countries, while also signing contracts for the sale of 18 Atak Electric vehicles in a very short period of time. For a clean future and a sustainable world, we will continue to offer modern transportation vehicles of the future to the global markets”. Offering transportation solutions from its factory in Turkey for the mobility needs of our age, Karsan exhibited its range of electrical products at Busworld Turkey International Bus Industry and Sub-Industry Specialization Fair which is held for the eighth time this year. At the fair, which takes place at Istanbul Expo Center, Jest Electric and Atak Electric vehicles were put on display for visitors. Karsan also provided a testing event for Jest Electric, which has become very popular in Turkey for its sales success abroad, just outside the fairground. This gave visitors to Busworld Turkey the chance to closely examine the high performance Jest Electric vehicle boasting a 100% electric eco-friendly engine and superior technology.
During the press conference at the fair, the Deputy GM of Karsan Commercial Affairs, Muzaffer Arpacıoğlu stated that Karsan would continue its efforts in the field of electric and connected vehicles and continued, “Right after launching Jest Electric in November 2018, we introduced Atak Electric in Germany, the heart of the automotive Industry, to the global community in June 2019. In as short a time as one year, we sold 68 Jest Electric vehicles to eight different countries, while also signing contracts for the sale of 18 Atak Electric vehicles in a very short period of time. For a clean future and a sustainable world, we will continue to offer the transportation vehicles of the future to the global markets.
The 6-meter low-floored Jest Electric is equipped with a BMW electric motor producing 125kW power and 290 Nm torque with optional 44 or 88 kWh batteries produced by BMW. Offering the best performance in its class with 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%. It can be charged in 8 hours with 7.4kW charging option and with AC charging units, while just in an hour with fast charging units. Standing out with its high maneuverability, large interior space, agility on narrow streets thanks to its compact size, dynamic design, and unparalleled climbing performance, Karsan’s Jest Electric is ready to carry you to the future in a quiet journey. Decorated with a 10.1-inch multimedia touchscreen, fully digital dashboard, keyless go, and USB ports as well as an optional WiFi 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.
Atak Electric comes with brand-new and dynamic front and rear lines, and creates a striking look with its LED daytime running lamps. The motor at the heart of the Atak Electric vehicle generates 230 kW engine power and 2.400 Nm torque, providing users with a high performance driving experience. Running on a total 220 kWh capacity with five 44-kWh batteries developed by BMW, the 8-meter Atak Electric boasts a unique 300 km range to outpace its rivals. The vehicle’s batteries can be charged in 5 hours with AC charging, and in 3 hours with fast-charging units. A regenerative braking system also recycles power which enables the batteries to self-recharge up to 25%. The model comes with two seating layout options, 18+4 or 21+4 foldable for a capacity of 52 passengers.