The Turkish bus manufacturer Temsa has won a tender in the town of Druskininkai, Lithuania. The municipality expects nine electric midibuses of type MD9 electriCity already to arrive in the next few days. The company added it was in negotiations for a more extensive follow-up project.
Temsa has not specified where or when the new project would happen, only that it will involve up to 25 e-buses. Temsa’s Chief of Sales & Marketing Officer, Hakan Koralp, said, however, that Lithuania was one of the “vital countries” for the company. “We have so far delivered more than 165 vehicles. And we are now very happy to set an example for the ‘smart cities’ vision with our electric vehicles.” He added that negotiations for a further 25-piece electric vehicle project were ongoing for the forthcoming period. “We are reinforcing our position in the region by increasing the number of our vehicles through new contracts.”
For Druskininkai, a town near the borders of Poland and Belarus in the South of Lithuania, the MD9 electriCITY on order is Temsa’s nine-metre model first presented in 2019. The company says it is designed for narrow roads and “relatively rough road conditions” and has a range of 300 kilometres.
Temsa has been producing electric buses for over three years now and, according to their data, have a total of nearly 15 thousand vehicles on the roads in 66 countries around the world. In Eastern Europe, the company is notably present with e-buses in the Czech Republic, Romania and now Lithuania.
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