Turkey unveils domestic electric car
Topics: TURKEY ELECTRIC CAR
"Today we are witnessing together a historic day when Turkey's 60-year-old dream is coming true," Erdogan told a ceremony in the Kocaeli province in northwestern Turkey.
Turkey has a considerable auto manufacturing sector, but it mostly subsidiaries or partners of international carmakers.
"Turkey has become a country which is not only a market for new technologies but also a country which develops, produces and exports them to the world," he said.
Two models were but five are planned with an autonomy of 500 kilometres on a full charge.
Production is expected to get underway in 2022 by a consortium of five Turkish industiral firms dubbed TOGG.
Some 175,000 vehicles are expected to roll off the production line per year at a factory to be built south of Istanbul in the city of Bursa. ■