Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan introduced a domestic car brand with great fanfare on Friday. The car is an electric vehicle that is scheduled to go into production in 2022. There are said to be five models in total.
Turkey plans to invest more than three billion euros in the development and construction of its own electric car over the next thirteen years. Up to 175,000 vehicles are to be produced annually in a factory in the northwestern province of Bursa, the government said in the official gazette. More than 4,000 workers are to be employed there.
Erdogan: Building its own Turkish electric car has been a long-term goal of Erdogan and his ruling AKP party. (Source: Reuters)
Presentation of the prototypes: The Turkish electric car of the TOGG brand should compete with Tesla and Co. (Source: Reuters)
The project, which started in October, will receive government support, including tax breaks. The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had presented prototypes on Friday. In advance, a video was released that included a black tarpaulin automobile shows.
– Türkiye’nin Otomobili (@ TOGG2022) December 26, 2019
Turkey exports cars from global manufacturers to Europe
Building a Turkish electric car of its own is a long-standing goal of Erdogan and his ruling AKP party. The project was announced in November 2017 and is intended to serve as evidence of the country’s growing economic power. The Turkey is already a major exporter of cars to Europe, but in Turkey by major global manufacturers such as ford. Fiat Chrysler. Renault, Toyota and Hyundai getting produced.
Volkswagen had postponed a decision to build an automobile plant in Turkey in October, as international criticism of the Turkish military operation in Syria was voiced.