Erdogan was the first to drive a Turkish carDecember 29, 2019
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan participated in the presentation of the first Turkish electric crossover in the city of Gebze in the province of Bursa in northwestern Turkey.
Erdogan’s order to start mass production of the first Turkish electric car was previously presented in the official gazette of the Turkish government Resmi Gazete. Investments in the project will amount to 22 billion dollars, the investment process will take 13 years. The “Turkish Automobiles” initiative group (TOGG) plans to produce 175 thousand cars of five models a year. The state intends to purchase 30 thousand electric cars by December 31, 2035.
According to Erdogan, by 2022 the infrastructure of stations for recharging electric vehicle batteries will be prepared throughout Turkey.
Implementation will begin before 2022. This is a completely Turkish development, no foreign licenses exist. This will be a machine that will not cause any harm to the environment. Erdogan noted that today Turkish engineers can create their own drones, planes, helicopters – this shows a very high level of science and technology of the state.
The President is convinced that the Turkish electric crossover will not go expensive first Turkish car brand Devrim, which was organized in 1961, but was not put into mass production.
Before the ceremony began, Erdogan sat behind the steering wheel of the first Turkish Devrim car of 1961, and at the end of the ceremony, behind the wheel of the first Turkish electric car.
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