Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, 15 new buses of domestic goods included in the public transport network. President Tunç Soyer said that the new vehicles were assigned to the required lines in line with the demands of the citizens and the muhtars.
1600 new buses of domestic production joined the public transportation service, which is provided with 15 buses per day under the management of ESHOT. Speaking at the ceremony held in Alsancak Gündoğdu Square, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “Our ESHOT General Directorate has commissioned our new vehicles on the lines that are needed in line with the demands of our citizens and the promises we have given to our headmen. We will continue to renew our bus fleet and lower the average age. In 2020, we will add 20 new buses, 100 of which are electric, to our fleet. ”
Stating that they are aiming to purchase 2024 electric buses by 400 in accordance with the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Strategic Plan, Soyer continued: “Currently, 20 electric buses serve our fellow citizens. Thanks to the solar power plant we have implemented on the roofs of the ESHOT Gediz Garage, the charge cost of these vehicles to our municipality is zero. ESHOT is implementing two new power plant projects more soon to meet the energy needs of the new electric vehicles to be purchased. ”
Emphasis on domestic production
Emphasizing that they are planning qualified, technological, environmentally friendly, comfortable and disabled-friendly public transportation as a whole, President Soyer concluded: “While we are signing new investments in all our transportation elements, we aim to work in harmony and complementary with each other. As Metropolitan Municipality, we attach great importance to creating alternative public transportation opportunities, providing easy access to everywhere, not getting tired of our citizens, not wasting time and making their lives easier; we are working for this ”.
At the end of the ceremony, the representatives of Otokar, the manufacturer of buses, thanked Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer with a plaque and model for choosing domestic production vehicles. Then, new vehicles were cut and put into service.
Mayor Abdül Batur, Kemalpaşa Mayor Rıdvan Karakayalı, Dikili Mayor Adil Kırgöz and Menderes Mayor Mustafa Kayalar also attended the ceremony.
Domestic buses put into service have lower operating costs due to low fuel consumption and high maintenance interval. It is state-of-the-art and provides a high level of comfort. In compliance with Euro 6 emission criteria, voice and visual warning systems and easily opened ramp, disabled-friendly, air-conditioned, low-floor, camera, can be integrated into the fleet tracking system, mobile phone charging facilities are also available.
ESHOT General Directorate technical staff, especially in new vehicles, primarily on the university bus lines in the vehicle to provide free internet service in the car continues to work.
The systems and services included in ESHOT's Strategic Plan 2020 are implemented with these tools. ESHOT General Directorate within the service of the buses, 340 lines every day, 25 thousand flights and 356 thousand kilometers of roads. 1 million 100 thousand passengers are transported daily.