Turkey has successfully tested an electric high-speed passenger bus, the most important of which is that this bus does not need a driver.
According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the local company tireless Carson Electric ‘s driver has inaugurated the first electric bus powered without. Drivers equipped Electric officials and foreign diplomats including President also participated in a ceremony.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan also travelled by bus with his team and praised the bus. Following the successful experiment, Carson will now begin mass production of the bus.
Details on Carson’s website, the company that built the first driverless electric bus, show that the bus can travel up to 300 km without interruption due to BMW’s 220 kWh batteries. The foot-long bus has a seating capacity of 50 passengers, while the battery can be charged via AC in 5 hours or DC in 3 hours.
Details about the time and price of the passenger bus arriving on the roads have not been provided. It should be noted that another Turkish automobile company Autocar also tested an autonomous electric bus last month, while an electric car was also successfully tested a year ago.
Extracted from City42 News