Turkey's first electric bus fleet was established in Izmir: Ecological and economical 20 "full-electric bus" arrived and Turkey's first electric bus fleet was founded in Izmir. Testing new vehicles, Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “They are both environmentally friendly, economical and very quiet. Izmir residents will love these buses. ” ESHOT will train 250 drivers to work on buses that can travel 100 kilometers on a single charge. New vehicles of İzmir will start service after 45 days of testing.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, by making public transport a more important moves in "Turkey's first electric bus fleet" was created. 20 electric bus produced by a local company in Ankara came to Izmir.
After the daily test drive of the 45, the vehicles that will start to serve in urban transportation will be charged at the transfer stations of the General Directorate of ESHOT and at the transfer centers, between the 2-5 hours and at night. Izmir's electric buses, which will be able to travel 250 kilometers incessantly during the day, will be able to operate 13 hours without air conditioning and 16 hours without air conditioning. Buses can also generate energy when they go downhill and charge themselves. Vehicles running silently, 1 will spend 25 cents per kilometer.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality aims to get 2 electric bus to the city within the year.
45 day testing
ESHOT General Directorate will train the dispatchers and technical staff with 20 drivers for 100 electric buses. Since the driver's behavior is very important, the trainings will take place on the route. For the first time in Turkey that a system be implemented, buses will now be added to the 45-day test drive and İzmir's itinerary software.
Charging from solar energy
The cost of the electrical energy to be used for the charging of these eco-friendly vehicles will be covered by the solar power plant installed at the Buca Gediz Heavy Duty Facility of the General Directorate of ESHOT. ESHOT will buy the electricity to be used for the charging of the buses at the bus stop stops with workshops and garages. The energy generated from the solar power plant will also be transferred to the TEDAŞ network.
The people of Izmir will love
Aziz Kocaoglu, who went to ESHOT General Directorate and tested the electric buses of Izmir, said, eden They are both environmentally friendly, economical and very quiet. Izmir people will love these buses, İzmir he said. Minister Kocaoglu, urban environmental transportation will continue to environmental investments, he added.