2/3/2021

President Erdoğan Tests Turkey’s Autonomous Electric Bus

​​​President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the test drive of the first locally manufactured autonomous electric bus at the Presidential Complex on February 1.

“We tested the​ world's first mass produced level-4 autonomous and electric bus, ATAK Electric, at the Complex today," announced President Erdoğan. “ATAK Electric, co-produced by KARSAN and ADASTEC, will be our pride at a time when clean energy consumption is taking precedence all over the world."

Powered by BMW Li-Ion batteries, Atak Electric accelerates up to 300 km without interruption. It can recharge its battery in 5 hours with AC and 3 hours with DC.

With export deals already sealed to Romania and the US, the co-manufacturers have started mass production of the bus.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; ATAK; KARSAN; ADASTEC; autonomous electric bus