Buslovers – With nearly three million inhabitants, Izmir is Turkey’s third-largest city. It is situated at the Turkish coast along the Aegean Sea on the Gulf of Izmir. The operator Izulas would like to offer comfortable and reliable transport in the city center of Izmir to its high numbers of passengers. For this reason, Izulas has ordered 100 new low-floor buses type KENT 290LF from the Turkish manufacturer Otokar in April this year.bus Afbeeldingen Afbeelding 300x165 100 CITYBUSES WITH VOITH DIWA FOR IZMIR DIWA.5 Automatic transmissions specifically for Citybus
Voith Turkey and Otokar have been enjoying a close business
partnership since 2009. As with previous orders, the manufacturer relies
on the proven DIWA.5 automatic transmission for the new buses. The
transmission has been developed specifically for citybus applications with
numerous stops in congested inner-city traffic, and it has proven itself in
thousands of buses on Europe’s roads. The DIWA principle allows
smooth start-ups across a wide speed range, where conventional
automatics already need two to three gear shifts. The DIWA.5 automatic is ideally suited for the high traffic density and the hilly roads in Izmir. With their low-floor boarding and alighting facilities and a highperformance air conditioning system, the KENT 290LF buses are optimally suited for the climate in Izmir, which can get extremely hot in summer. Voith will deliver the 100 transmission to Otokar for the 12-meter
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buses from July/August 2012. The buses will enter service by the end of
this year, and they are expected to cover between 80 000 to 90 000
kilometers per year in Izmir’s city center.
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