If you are in Prague, watch for the new electric buses from Temsa that will soon be noiselessly roaming the streets of the historic city. Temsa is collaborating with its sister company, Skoda, to roll out 14 buses before the end of the year. The two companies emerged the winner of the tender.
The buses, named Skoda E’City, will have a range of more than 100 km on a single charge of their 150 kW batteries. They will have a top speed of 80 km/h.
This contract, which is estimated at 207 million korunas ($10 million), is coming after it supplied it buses to Sweden in another partnership with Sabanci Holding and PPF Group last year. It will help Prague achieve its stated goal of a clean-air city with reduced carbon emission.
Regarding the deal signed with Prague Transportation Company, Temsa CEO Tolga Kaan Doğancıoğlu said, “We are very pleased to be delivering our first fleet of electric buses, produced with joint technology with our sister company, Škoda Transportation, to Prague”
“The Czech Republic, the home of Škoda Transportation, is one of the most eco-conscious countries on environmentally friendly vehicles and reducing carbon emission. We believe that the fleet of 14 electric vehicles we deliver will set an example for the vision of ‘Smart cities’ with its economical, comfortable, safe and environmentally friendly structure as well as keeping up with the modern architecture of the city”
The 12 m long low floor buses are designed to be easily charged and battery level remotely monitored using “sophisticated technological infrastructure”. They can charge will plying the roads, taking power from existing tram lines. They can also charge overnight at the bus hubs. Temsa is also installing cameras on board, alongside a modern check-in system, passenger counter and access for the visually impaired and wheelchair users. Other conveniences include full air-conditioning, comfy seats and an advance information system. The driver’s cab will be isolated.
Temsa, a Turkish company, belongs to ExSa and PPF IndustryCO, which are both under Sabanci Holding, which is the majority owner of Skoda Transportation.
Written by D.O. for www.ShargeMe.blog