Karsan Atak will very soon be available in battery electric version. The Turkish brand presented in Munich the zero emission variant of the 8-metre bus.

The key feature is the battery technology: as the Jest, the Karsan Atak Electric is equipped with the same batteries mounted by BMW on the i passenger car range. Different situation under the bonnet: while the Jest Electric is also equipped with BMW motor, the Atak is powered by a 230 kW central motor by TM4 SUMO MD (Dana Incorporated).

 BMW batteries on Karsan Atak Electric

The launch of Karsan Atak Electric (that was anticipated at IAA Hannover 2018) comes just over six months after the presentation, again in Munich, at BMW home town, of the Jest Electric, which took place last November. Five battery modules for a total of 220 kWh allow the Atak Electric to cover, according to the manufacturer, 300 km. The batteries are guaranteed for four years and 200,000 kilometers.

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