Karsan wins tender for up to 31 articulated e-buses in Bologna, Italy
Karsan: up to 31 electric buses in Bologna
The tender, published by TPER in March, envisages the purchase of 24 18-metre electric buses with opportunity charging and an option for 7 electric buses with the same charging system. The auction base is EUR 49.6 million and the contract term is set for 850 days. It’s the second e-bus tender issued by TPER. The very first tender was awarded to VDL.
Karsan CEO Okan Baş said: “We are proud to add new successes to those already achieved in Italy. This tender we won is full of novelties in many respects. With this tender, after the sales of e-JEST and e-ATAK, we now enter the Italian market with e-ATA. This agreement is also particularly important because it is the first contract for Karsan 18-metre electric buses after Romania. Like Karsan, we aim to achieve significant growth in Italy in the coming period with our electric vehicles.”