TEMSA HAS INTRODUCED TS45E, ITS ELECTRIC BUS DEVELOPED FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET!
TEMSA, one of the world's leading electric bus manufacturers, unveiled the first electric version of its TS45 model vehicle, which is of great interest in North America, at the 2022 UMA Motorcoach EXPO in California.
The TS45E, the electric version of the TS45 family that has been on U.S. and Canadian roads since 2014 and is among the most preferred products in the market in the motorcoach (travel bus) segment, has been testing in Silicon Valley in California and different states of America, which has been one of the world's technology hubs for nearly two years.
The TS45E, which has successfully passed all the tests and provides a cost advantage over its conventionally fueled competitors, especially in long distances, will be one of the pioneers of the transformation in the motorcoach segment with its high driving comfort, maximum passenger safety, advanced technology and zero emission features.
In the introductory launch, TEMSA CEO Tolga Kaan Doğancıoğlu stated that TEMSA is one of the leading manufacturers in the industry with its 54 years of experience, and that TEMSA branded vehicles, which have hit the roads in 66 countries around the world, have traveled 6 billion miles, which is equivalent to circumnavigating the world 240,000 times.
Tolga Kaan Dogancioglu stated that the TS45E is the 4th electric vehicle in TEMSA's global product range, while as a company that has put "Smart mobility" solutions at the foundation of its growth strategy, we are very happy to add our fourth electric vehicle to our product range. North America is one of the strategically priority markets in TEMSA's growth plans. We have been a great success in this market for nearly 10 years and have become one of the strongest players in this segment, especially with our market share reaching 10 percent in the motorcoach segment. Now, together with our electric TS45E model and our revamped TS45 vehicle, we are bringing a whole new vibe to the market."
Doğancıoğlu expressed that the world's largest technology companies and the most important operators of the market make them proud to use TEMSA branded vehicles, and added, "One of the top priorities for us is to perfect the customer experience with our sustainability approach, passion for innovation and technological know-how. The first condition for this is to be close to the market and to your customer. That's why we've been operating in the market with our own company, TEMSA North America, since 2019. We coordinate our sales and after-sales services based in the USA. Apart from this, despite all the challenging conditions of the pandemic, to be together with our customers and business partners; We are trying to convey TEMSA's new era vision to them. With the strong synergy created by our partners Sabancı Holding and Skoda Transportation, our goal in the North American market is to become the leading player in the electric vehicle market.”
Providing detailed information about the electric TS45E and the renewed TS45 model vehicles, TEMSA North America Country Director Fatih Kozan said, “Our TS45E model can travel 250 miles with a charge time of only 4 hours. The battery packaging of the vehicle was also specifically developed according to North American regulations by TEMSA engineers. We have integrated the one pedal drive technology, which we have also developed in-house. Connected to the battery, this pedal ensures both the acceleration and the deceleration of the vehicle, or even stopping of it, when drivers take their foot off the pedal. While this technology also increases the range of the vehicle by up to 15 percent, it also reduces the vehicles’ brake maintenance costs and maintenance times. On the other hand, there is another very important design modeling in our vehicle that the passengers do not see. Service and maintenance processes have also been facilitated here compared to competing models, as all parts of the vehicle powered by electricity are positioned as close to each other as possible.”
Expressing that the TS45 model will hit the roads in the USA with its new face, Fatih Kozan said, “We have made this vehicle, which we first introduced to the market in 2014 and of which we have sold approximately 250 units, much more aesthetically pleasing, while increasing passenger and driver comfort. We believe that the TS45 will also become one of the symbolic vehicles of intercity travel in North America.”