KARSAN AND BOZANKAYA TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC BUSES
The Bozankaya and Karsan companies have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in order to produce electric buses, which have attracted widespread interest from local authorities seeking improved inner-city transportation.
Accordingly, the first national electric bus E-Karat, which was developed by Bozankaya with research and development (R&D) resources, licensed for battery management system and commercialized in 2016, will be produced in Karsan's production facilities in the Turkish province of Bursa.
Bozankaya and Karsan noted that projects involving electric vehicles have quickly been developing worldwide, but also in Turkey, where the General Directorate of Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel Management (IETT) plans to purchase electric buses in 2017. The new production would be completed by combining Karsan's production capability and experience with Bozankaya's power of engineering and savvy know-how to give new inspiration to the sector as a whole and inner-city transportation as well.