Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacir said Turkey’s domestic and fully electric car Togg will be seen on European roads in 2025.
Minister Kacir met with journalists within the scope of his Brussels contacts and made statements.
Stating that 20 thousand pre-ordered Toggs will be delivered to their owners by the end of the year, Kacir said, “By the end of 2024, Togg will be at the point of being exported to the European Union (EU) and in 2025, we will see an increasing number of Toggs on European roads.”
Reminding that Togg was designed as an innately smart and electric car, Minister Kacir said, “In fact, Togg is one of the most concrete examples of Turkey’s green transformation and carbon neutral vision.”
Kacir said that they are in contact with many international companies on electric vehicles and that Turkey will be receiving news of new investments in this field day by day.
Stating that they are in contact with Tesla and other companies, Kacır said, “The Chinese have a very serious interest. We have opened our doors to every investor who will add value to Turkey. As long as they act with a win-win approach. I believe that we will hear new news in the coming period.”
Reminding that Toyota took its first step in Europe in the production of rechargeable hybrids in Turkey, Kacir said, “We held its ceremony in the past weeks. Ford has completed its investment in Yeniköy facilities to produce electric commercial vehicles as well.”
Reminding that the inauguration of the said facility was held with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Kacir said, “The capacity of the facility increased from 105 thousand to over 400 thousand. It has been a tremendous investment. Not only Ford vehicles but also Volkswagen vehicles will be produced there. All these are part of Turkey’s green transformation.”
Ford Otosan, a joint venture between Ford and Turkey’s Koc Holding, had revoked its agreement with Ford and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solutions. The joint venture had plans to produce battery cells for commercial electric vehicles but last week the company decided to purchase batteries from LG Energy Solution.