Karsan, one of the leading companies in the Turkish automotive industry, continues to take important steps towards growth with the motto of being “A step forward into the future of mobility”. Entering 2022 with the objective of doubling its growth in all areas, Karsan will deliver 30 e-JESTs under the agreement signed with Stolichen Avtotransport, the operator of the Bulgarian municipality of Sofia. After France, Romania, Portugal and Germany, where e-JEST is the most sold, Bulgaria will take its place among these countries. Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “We doubled our exports in 2021 compared to the previous year and entered 2022 with the same growth target. In this context, we have signed a very important agreement. With our e-JEST model, Karsan won the tender for 30 electric minibuses for the city of Sofia in Bulgaria. kazanpente. We aim to deliver 30 e-JESTs to the city in 2022. We will continue to sign important deals this year as we aim to grow with our vision of the electric future.
Bringing the technologies of the future to today and shaping the industry with its flagship products, Karsan continues to lead the electric minibus market in Europe. With e-JEST, the first electric model that it introduced on the roads in early 2019, and which wrapped up 2020 and 2021 as the market leader for electric minibuses in Europe, Karsan won the tender 2022 electric minibuses for the city of Sofia in Bulgaria in 30. kazanwas. In this context, Karsan has signed a contract with the operator of the municipality of Sofia Stolichen Avtotransport for 30 e-JEST projects on the Bulgarian concessionaire BulBus.
It will enter service in 2022
With the deal, which will be among Bulgaria’s largest electric minibus deliveries, Karsan aims to deliver 30 e-JESTs to the city of Sofia in 2022. The Municipality of Sofia, meanwhile, aims to expand its eco-friendly transport service of the environment by putting these 30 commissioning of electric vehicles for urban public transport by the end of the year.
“An important part of our growth strategy”
Emphasizing that they entered the year 2022 with the goal of double growth in all areas, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “In 2, we doubled our exports compared to previous year, and we entered 2021 with the same growth objective. In this context, we have signed a very important agreement. With our e-JEST model, Karsan won the tender for 2022 electric minibuses for the city of Sofia in Bulgaria. kazanpente. We aim to deliver 30 e-JESTs to the city in 2022. We will continue to sign important deals this year as we aim to grow with our vision of the electric future.
“We will have a strong share in Bulgaria”
Recalling that Karsan delivered the first electric minibus to Bulgaria last year, Okan Baş said: “In 2021, we delivered 4 e-JESTs to Dobrich, Bulgaria. Now, as Karsan, we will grow here in the electric minibus segment, and by the end of 2022, we will have reached 34 electric minibuses with this project. The market for minibuses between 3.5 and 8 tons was 2021 in 65 in Bulgaria. in Sofia KazanWe have already taken a very important step with the tender for 30 electric minibuses, which we have already awarded. As Karsan, we believe that in 2022 we will have an ambitious share in the Bulgarian minibus market.
European leader e-JEST
Karsan e-JEST succeeded in gaining 2019% market share in its category in Europe in 24 years in the first year of its launch, and managed to become the best-selling model in its category in 43 years by pulling that share to 2020 percent one year later. According to the European Minibus Market Report of 2021-3.5 tons for 8 published by Wim Chatrou – CME Solutions; The eco model, which managed to improve on this success last year, managed to increase its share in the market for electric minibuses in Europe to 51.2% and became the champion of its category for two consecutive years. Karsan’s e-JEST electric minibus continues its growth trend with major deals signed in 2022.
The highly maneuverable e-JEST offers a range of up to 210 km.
Proven with its great maneuverability and unrivaled passenger comfort, e-JEST can be preferred with a BMW production electric motor producing 170 HP and 290 Nm torque and also 44 and 88 kWh batteries produced by BMW. By offering a range of up to 210 km, the energy recovery of e-JEST, which shows the best performance in the class of small 6-meter buses in this sense, kazan Thanks to the regenerative braking system that provides energy. energy, the batteries can self-charge in 25 percent. Equipped with a 10.1-inch multimedia touchscreen, a fully digital dashboard, keyless start, USB outputs and offering an optional Wi-Fi compatible infrastructure, e-JEST does not equal the comfort of a passenger car with its 4-wheel independent suspension system.