Turkish bus manufacturer, Otokar has presented four new zero-emission buses at Busworld Europe.
At the event, Otokar premiered its first fuel cell electric bus, the KENT Hydrogen alongside a 13-metre electric interurban bus, the e-TERRITO.
In addition, the company is demonstrating its Autonomous e-CENTRO bus to transport visitors between the exhibition centre’s halls.
Finally, it is also presenting the new design of its NAVIGO medium-size bus.
To complement its range of CNG and electric buses, Otokar has launched its first fuel-cell electric bus.
Compared to electric buses, the KENT Hydrogen offers an extended range and a reduced refuelling time of less than 10 minutes. It can travel over 500 kilometres on a single refuelling and can carry up to 1,600 litres of hydrogen.
The vehicle’s hydrogen fuel cell modules are located on the roof to power a 340 kW traction motor. Thanks to its 21-tonne maximum axle capacity and large interior, the 12-metre bus has the capacity to transport up to 104 people.
“We believe hydrogen buses’ potential to reduce emissions, extend range, and support clean air initiatives makes them a compelling choice for the future of public transit. As hydrogen infrastructure continues to develop, we look forward to seeing more hydrogen buses on the roads, moving us closer to a cleaner and greener future.”
Otokar has now electrified its established 13-metre Territo coach, which offers high passenger capacity and generous luggage compartments.
This vehicle is available with different battery capacities depending on the customer’s range requirements. The maximum output is 410 kilowatts with a maximum torque of 3,100 newton-metres.
The bus is powered by lithium-iron-phosphate batteries installed on the bottom of the bus to optimise its centre of gravity and offer improved handling.
Otokar’s electric e-CENTRO microbus is equipped with Level 4 autonomous driving technology and can thus travel without a human driver. This technology can oalso ptimise the bus’ route depending on traffic conditions to enhance service reliability.
At Busworld, it is operating between the entrance and the exhibition halls.
The 6-6-metre vehicle has been designed for historical districts and tourist areas in cities with narrow streets. It can carry up to 32 passengers and is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
Its 110 kW lithium-ion NMC batteries can be fully recharged in 1.5 hours and offer a range of 200 kilometres.
At Busworld, Otokar also presented its enhanced NAVIGO bus. This vehicle now features a more dynamic shape thanks to a redesigned front and rear.
The bus’ interior has also been redesigned and the driver’s dashboard is now more user friendly and aesthetic.
Alongside its new bus models, Otokar is exhibiting its ULYSO T and TERRITO buses. In addition, the company is showcasing its BusMonitor telematics system and its range of EV charging solutions.
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