Turkey’s Automobile Enterprise Group (TOGG) production work continues at full speed. According to the statements made by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the necessary infrastructures at the facilities are being prepared. In this context, TOGG is planned to be on the road from 2023. The critical process has begun for TOGG, which millions of citizens in Turkey have been waiting for.
According to the information obtained, it is predicted that more than 2 million electric vehicles, especially TOGG, will be on the roads by 2030. In this context, the rapid growth and expansion of the charging infrastructure, which is of great importance with electric vehicles, was in question. In the 11 months of this year, electric car sales in Turkey were 2,415 and hybrid car sales were 45,195.
Electric Car Sales Increase in Turkey
The share of green cars running on electrical energy in the Turkish automobile market is increasing. Although it is still a low share, it is expected that the sales of electric cars will rise to higher levels with the developments in the world in the future.
According to the data obtained from the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), the Turkish automobile and light commercial vehicle total market increased by 1 percent compared to the previous year and reached the level of 675 thousand 107.
It did not go unnoticed that world-famous automobile brands introduced fewer diesel-powered vehicles to the market compared to previous years. For this reason, there was a significant decrease in diesel automobile sales. The sales of hybrid and electric cars, which are expected to replace cars with internal combustion engines in the future, have been increasing in recent years.
Electric Car Charging Units Are Installed
Two standards have been prepared for electric vehicle charging units and stations, announced by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank. Infrastructure will be created according to the “Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations-Installation and Safety Requirements Standard” prepared by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE).
According to the final statement made by the Ministry, the TOGG project continued according to the planned schedule, while the Ministry took action to complete the necessary infrastructure preparations.