Karsan Pronounces Atak Electrical Bus With BMW i3 Batteries

Karsan will assault in 2019.

The Turkish bus producer Karsan, which this month will begin collection manufacturing of Jest electrical buses (powered by BMW i3 electrical powertrain and batteries), has on its minda additionally greater mannequin, the Atak.

The Atak can be geared up with i3 batteries (5 44 kWh batteries for 220 kWh whole), however requires a greater motor. Karsan determined to go along with the Dana TM4 SUMO MD to get 230 kW of energy and a couple of,400 Nm (direct drive).

The corporate hopes that Atak will make a splash in Western Europe the place the electrical bus market doubles year-over-year. Manufacturing and gross sales are anticipated to begin in 2019.

Karsan Atak Electrical spec:

  • 5 44 kWh batteries (BMW i3) for 220 kWh whole
  • 300 km (186 miles) of vary
  • Dana TM4 SUMO MD high-torque, everlasting magnet variable reluctance (PMVR) direct drive motor – 230 kW of energy, 2,400 Nm of torque (direct drive, with out separate transmission)
  • eight meters of size
  • 57 passengers
  • charging in 2.5 hour