Webasto and Otokar Present the Fully Electric City Bus e-Kent C at IAA MobilityTurkey’s leading bus manufacturer Otokar has taken yet another step in the direction of an emission-free future with its twelve-meter-long passenger bus. The company is relying on batteries from Webasto to power the bus. Visitors can experience the bus in September on the IAA Mobility in Munich.
Being the pioneer electric bus manufacturer of Turkey, Otokar has extended its product range with the e-Kent C. Twelve meters in length, e-Kent C can accommodate up to 100 passengers+. The maximum output is 340 kilowatts (455 hp) with a maximum torque of 40,000 newton meters. The bus is powered by lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide batteries from Webasto, providing 35 kilowatt-hours each. Up to ten batteries can be installed which have a total storage capacity of up to 350 kilowatt-hours. The battery modules are installed on the roof and rear of the bus to achieve superior center of gravity and vehicle dynamics while driving along curves. The range of the electric bus is more than 300 kilometers depending on the topography and usage profile, and it can be charged from 0 to 100 percent in four hours, depending on the charging power of the charging equipment. In addition, up to 20 percent of the energy being used can be recovered during braking. Otokar plans a battery utilization cycle of ten years or equivalent 3000 cycles.
You can join the ride with us and experience our e-Kent C. Hope to see you there! You can find out more about our bus and the cooperation here: