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Karsan Looks to Introduce CNG Bus to American Market


Karsan announced it will introduce its first Buy America-compliant vehicle at the UITP World Global Transport Summit being held May 15 to 17 in Montréal. Having successfully completed Altoona testing, the 40-foot CNG-powered vehicle is currently completing FMVSS/CMVSS certification and will be ready for sale before the end of 2017.

“The Karsan team is very excited to offer its first Buy America vehicle,” said Levent Erdogan, business development and projects director for Karsan. “The timing of the conference is ideal in that we are currently in discussions with a U.S.-based manufacturer and further our decades-long experience in urban transit on an even-more global scale.”

The 51 year old, Turkey-based manufacturer is a global leader, having produced more than 277,000 total vehicles. Their range of transportation solutions is featured in almost 20 countries.