Electric Buses Started to Serve in Urban Transportation in Samsun

Electric Buses Started to Serve in Urban Transportation in Samsun
Electric Buses Started to Serve in Urban Transportation in Samsun

Lithium battery electric buses, which were put into service by Samsun Metropolitan Municipality together with TEKNOFEST with a short-distance ring trip and a first in Turkey, started to serve in urban transportation. The buses, which made their first trip between Canik and Ondokuz Mayıs University, carried 3 thousand 431 passengers on the first day. Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir said, “Our electric buses are domestic production. It is a project under the leadership of ASELSAN and supported by the Ministry of Industry and Technology at our request. Zero carbon emissions. Operating cost one in 7. It is extremely efficient, safe and comfortable.”

Lithium battery domestic electric buses with ultra-fast charging feature, produced in cooperation with ASELSAN and TEMSA, went into service in Samsun. Electric buses, which served as a ring between Tekkeköy and Çarşamba Airport during the TEKNOFEST process, started to take passengers as of yesterday. Electric buses, which started from the Soğuksu Neighborhood of the Canik district, carried passengers to the Municipality Houses, Atatürk Boulevard, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Education. He came back from the same route. On the first day, 10 thousand 108 passengers boarded the electric buses, which made 3 trips with 431 buses.

OPERATING COST 7 in 1

Stating that buses that travel 10-80 kilometers with a 90-minute battery charge are a first in Turkey, Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir said, “Domestic production is a project under the leadership of ASELSAN and supported by the Ministry of Industry and Technology at our request. What's the feature? Zero carbon emissions. Operating cost one in 7. Extremely efficient, safe and comfortable. As of yesterday, it started to carry passengers. Good luck to our Samsun," he said.

IT WILL REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL AND NOISE POLLUTION

Expressing that the first day's performance of the buses, which fill their batteries at the electric bus charging stations with the largest installed capacity of Turkey with a 450 kVA charging station, is pleasing, President Mustafa Demir said, “Electric buses will pave the way for lower-cost public transportation due to their low input costs. It will reduce environmental and noise pollution. In addition, there is a regenerative cycle that allows the energy not used during the design to be recovered and used again from the system. The safety and comfort of our citizens is very important to us. Good luck to our city," he said.

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