Karsan has delivered the first 12 of 56 e-ATA electric buses ordered for use in Romania.
The 56 18-metre vehicles were ordered under an agreement signed in 2021 with the Romanian municipalities of Brasov and Timisoara. They have a total value of 41 million EUR.
The first twelve of these e-ATA vehicles will be put into service this month by the Municipality of Brasov, while the remaining 44 will soon operate in Timisoara.
“Under the agreement, a delivery of total 44 vehicles and instalment of the charging stations were scheduled for the last quarter of 2023. However, Timisoara Municipality wanted to offer its modern public transportation service to its citizens sooner than planned. So, we pushed our planning earlier in line with this demand. We aim to complete the delivery of the remaining vehicles and the installation of the charging stations in the first half of 2023.”
Karsan is also installing 59 charging stations, 15 of which will be fast charging stations, to support the operation of the electric buses.
In addition, the manufacturer will be responsible for all maintenance and garage operations of the vehicles for six years.
“Like Karsan, Romania is leading the transformation of electric vehicles in Europe. This pioneering vision of Romania overlaps well with Karsan's journey of electric transformation, which began 5 years ago. Romania, like France and Italy, is one of Karsan's main target markets.”
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