Otokar to Deliver 29 Electric e-Centro Microbuses in Italy

Otokar has been contracted to supply 29 electric e-Centro microbuses for public transport services across Italy.

The 6.6-metre microbuses buses will be used in Rome, Syracuse, Salerno, Reggio Calabria, Cagliari and Palermo to provide clearer and quieter public transportation.

Otokar's e-Centro microbus will contribute to sustainable mobility in Italy
Otokar’s e-Centro microbus will contribute to sustainable mobility in Italy

Initially, the model will begin service in Rome at the start of 2024, before being delivered to bus operators in Syracuse, Salerno, Reggio Calabria, Cagliari and Palermo in the second half of the year.

Kerem Erman, Head of Otokar Commercial Vehicles said:

“With a wide electric bus family ranging from 6 metres to 19 metres, we offer solutions to the diverse public transportation requirements in Europe. We are thrilled to bring our e-Centro microbus to Italy, a uniquely beautiful country with a rich historical heritage, and contribute to the transformation of public transportation.

“e-Centro comes to the forefront with its powerful electric motor, low energy consumption, high durability, superior manoeuvrability, comfort, low floor design, spacious interiors, high safety equipment and smart software. It offers a solution to modern, environment-friendly and efficient public transportation services. We are confident that it will be a favourite of sustainable transportation in Italy.”

Otokar’s e-Centro model has been designed to offer a sustainable and accessible transport solution for historical districts and touristic areas of cities with narrow streets and zero-emission zones.

The vehicle is powered by an electric motor with a maximum power of 200kW. It features a 110 kW Li-ion NMC battery which provides a range of 200 kilometres and can be fully charged in just 1.5 hours.

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