Karsan utilizing BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electrical metropolis bus

The BMW Group and Turkish producer Karsan have signed an settlement for the provision of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter metropolis bus “Jest electrical”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for each the home market and for worldwide markets.


The electrical motors and high-voltage batteries developed independently by the BMW Group are produced on the BMW plant in Dingolfing. The BMW Group competence middle for electromobility has repeatedly expanded its product capability and manufacturing experience over latest years. The electrical synchronous motor of the BMW i3 that might be used to energy the Karsan Jest electrical generates a peak output of 125 kW/170 hp and a most torque of 250 N·m.

The power required is provided by a lithium-ion battery the compact dimensions and low weight of which make it suited to a variety of functions. The high-voltage battery consists of eight modules comprising 12 cells every and offers a capability of as much as 44 kWh.

With a mixture of two high-voltage batteries, pre-series prototypes of the Karsan Jest electrical obtain a capability of 88 kWh and due to this fact a spread of 210 kilometers. When used on scheduled companies, this implies the town bus can run for 18 hours on finish with out an interim cease to refresh its power provides.

The compact measurement of the electrical motor and high-voltage battery are additionally advantageous when it comes to inside house. Measuring some six meters in size, the Karsan Jest electrical gives room for as much as 26 passengers—4 greater than the earlier conventionally powered model of the mannequin. Town bus is fitted with low-floor know-how which supplies passengers with pushchairs and wheelchairs handy entry.

This collaboration as soon as once more displays the purpose of BMW i to offer stimuli in selling city mobility geared in direction of sustainability. The BMW i electrical motors and high-voltage batteries used within the Karsan Jest electrical allow public transportation community operators to offer their passengers with snug and domestically emissions-free journey on inner-city roads.

Public transportation is the newest of a complete vary of spheres of exercise by which BMW i know-how permits enhanced sustainability. Since final yr, for instance, BMW i has provided power storage know-how for domestically emissions-free mobility to Streetscooter GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Put up. The BMW i battery modules allow the road scooter for use all day for delivering letters and packages with out the necessity for interim charging.

The high-voltage batteries developed for the BMW i3 additionally provide power for sustainable mobility on the water, a undertaking which likewise began in 2017. Torqeedo makes use of the batteries because the power supply for its motors. As well as BMW i high-voltage batteries are deployed as stationary power storage items for energy generated from renewable power sources, specifically wind and photo voltaic vegetation.

Different enterprise areas related to BMW i are DriveNow (automobile sharing), ReachNow (automobile sharing 2.zero), ChargeNow (easy entry to the world’s largest community of charging stations), ParkNow (easy location, reservation and fee of parking areas), BMW i Ventures (funding in younger corporations specializing in city mobility), BMW Power (power companies) and the Competence Heart for City Mobility (session service for municipal authorities).