Turkey-made buses make foray in Czech Republic

Czech Republic Thursday introduced for the first time buses manufactured in Turkey in its public transport.

Five buses produced by leading Turkish land vehicles manufacturer BMC have added to capital Prague’s transportation fleet. The vehicles were sold via the BusPlan company operating in the country and its Czech partner, Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

The buses are the first Turkey-made vehicles to be introduced to the Czech public market.

Another Turkish company, automotive manufacturing company Temsa, jointly owned by Turkish conglomerate Sabancı Holding and Netherlands-based PPF Group, won the electric bus tender in Prague. Per the deal, Temsa and its sister company Skoda, will deliver a fleet of 14 buses at the end of this year. The contract is valued at around $25 million.

The fleet will enable Prague achieve its goal of guaranteeing cleaner air while reducing carbon emissions.

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