The Turkish bus manufacturer Temsa presented two new electric bus models at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm: the Avenue Electron and MD 9 electriCITY.
The 12 meter long Avenue Electron with 35 seats offers capacity for 85 passengers and can be ordered immediately. According to the manufacturer, the electric bus has a range of 250 kilometres and is to be extended to 350 km in the future. Temsa estimates the charging time at three hours.
The MD9 electriCITY 9-meter electric bus, which was also presented, was designed for narrow roads and “relatively rough road conditions”. This electric bus has a range of 230 kilometres. With the upcoming version of the vehicle, the range will be increased to 300 km according to Temsa.
“Thanks to our advanced technology, we are able to integrate batteries with capacities ranging from 240 to 360 kWh into our vehicles so that our customers can choose according to their planned size and passenger capacity,” says Temsa CEO Hasan Yildirim according to a press release.
The Turkish vehicle manufacturer has been producing electric buses for some time now, and according to their own data, have a total of nearly 15 thousand vehicles on the roads in 66 countries around the world. Temsa announced at the conference that they were committed to the global transformation to smart cities with eco-friendly, silent models. Yildirim said that “we are one of the handful of automotive brands worldwide that can offer customers multiple electric vehicle alternatives and we look forward to taking a leading role in this transformation.”