Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that TOGG will start mass production at the end of 2022, “All brands are switching to electric. Battery investments are announced all over Europe.
We actually started this automobile project just in time. There are already brands that have been producing automotive for 100 years. We didn’t have a chance to race in the same lane with them and beat them, but since we entered the electric car market with them at the same time, we can now say that we are in this race,” he said.
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, ” Hopefully, if nothing goes wrong, at the end of 2022, we will see Turkey’s car come off the mass production line.” said.
Varank, in Aksaray, where he came to watch the TEKNOFEST Rocket Competition held in Salt Lake under the leadership of Roketsan and TÜBİTAK SAGE, AA correspondent, Turkey’s Automobile Initiative Group (TOGG) under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 25, 2018. reminded of its establishment.
SIGNIFICANT PROGRESSES HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN ONLY 3 YEARS
Stating that important progress has been made in the automobile production process in the last 3 years, Varank reminded that the features of the domestic car were shared with the public for the first time in the promotion, which was held on 27 December 2020 under the name of “Turkey’s Automobile Enterprise Group Innovation Journey Meeting” with the participation of President Erdogan.
“TOGG WILL GO TO MASS PRODUCTION AT THE END OF 2022”
Stating that everything is continuing as planned in Turkey’s Automobile Project, Varank said, “You know, the construction of our factory has begun. The construction continues at full speed. We have already announced that our cars will be removed from the band at the end of 2022. At the moment, there is no change in that calendar. I hope. If nothing goes wrong, we will see Turkey’s Car come off the mass production line at the end of 2022.” used the phrases.
“TURKEY CAUGHT THE OPPORTUNITY AT THE RIGHT TIME”
Noting that the issue of electric cars is currently on the agenda of the whole world, Varank said, “The automotive industry is undergoing a very rapid transformation. Global brands have started to declare that they will no longer produce almost any internal combustion engine vehicles. When we look at it, we are aware that we have caught this opportunity at the right time. I hope Turkey’s Automobile When the project is concluded together with TOGG, we will have taken part in this sector successfully here. We believe in that.” he said.
“WE ACTUALLY STARTED THIS CAR PROJECT ON TIME”
Stating that it was a very correct decision to make Turkey’s car electric, Varank said:
“When we announced that Turkey’s Automobile would be a 100 percent electric vehicle with autonomous features, we received criticism from the industry. They said, ‘It’s too early for electric vehicles. Hybrid maybe, but starting electric vehicles actually seems like a dream’ but at the point we’ve reached today, the industry is transforming very quickly. All brands are switching to electric. Battery investments are being announced all over Europe. We actually started this automobile project just in time. There are already brands that have been producing automotive for 100 years. We are in the same lane as them. We didn’t have a chance to enter the race and beat them, but now that we entered the electric car market with them, we can say that we are in this race.”
“IT IS NOT A SINGLE CITY, IT HAS THE WHOLE TURKEY”
Minister Varank, underlining that all of Turkey is mobilized for Turkey’s Automobile, “Of course, the production facilities of Turkey’s Automobile project are in Bursa, Gemlik, but its suppliers are actually all over Turkey and many of its suppliers are currently from different cities. Therefore, when we look at the cities where those suppliers are located, we can say that not only a single city, but the whole of Turkey has shouldered the Turkey’s Car Project.” made its assessment.
“WE HAVE A TARGET OF BRINGING OUR UNMANNED SPACE VEHICLE WE DESIGNED WITH THE MOON”
Referring to the National Space Program, Varank said, “We recently announced our National Space Program and we are actually continuing to work intensively in line with those goals. One of our most important goals was the ‘lunar’ mission and at the end of 2023 we will launch our own unmanned spacecraft. “We have a goal of bringing the moon to the moon by using our own engines. Our teams are working seriously towards this.” he said.