Next month, the first of 150 Turkish Karsan buses are to appear on the streets of Kharkiv

. Ultimately, 500 buses could come from Karsan with some local assembly, said Acting Mayor, Terekhov. Okan Bash, the General Director of Karsan, said: “Depending on the potential in the Ukrainian market, we will be evaluating to invest in a production facility in Kharkiv.” The most likely site for production would by Oleksandr’s Yaroslavsky’s Ecopolis KhTZ business park, a former tractor plant, where the Škoda trams now are being assembled.