Turkey's and Europe's leading commercial vehicle Ford, the world's most preferred commercial vehicle model's first full electric version of the Transit, Ford Otosan Golcuk Factory has announced it will produce for customers in Europe. Thus, Ford Otosan assumed the production responsibility of the fully electric commercial vehicle with the most powerful engine in Europe.
Ford Otosan General Manager Haydar Yenigün said, “We are proud to be able to mass-produce Ford's first fully electric Transit model for Europe. The first full-electric Ford Transit parallel with the e-Europe in spring 2022, we aim to meet our customers in Turkey, "he said. New day, "this development is a milestone for the automotive industry in Turkey qualities, responsibility assumed by our country in the production of commercial vehicles will increase significantly. "We are proud that we will export the electric vehicles we produce to foreign markets and contribute to closing our country's foreign trade deficit."
On Thursday, November 12, it was announced that the first fully-electric version of Transit, the leader of the trade, will be produced at Ford Otosan Gölcük Plant for European customers at the global launch of Ford E-Transit, hosted by Ford Motor Company President and CEO Jim Farley.
Since 1965, Turkey and Europe, the most preferred proudly bearing the commercial vehicles that feature and produced by Ford Otosan since 1967 Ford Transit's fully electric version, has an important place within the scope of Ford's electrification strategy.
Ford Otosan, which manufactures 85% of the Transit family vehicles that Ford sells in Europe, in Kocaeli, will play a critical role in Ford's electric vehicle production in Europe with the E-Transit production move.
Ford E-Transit to depart in 2022
Underlining that the transition to electric and hybrid technology for commercial vehicles is particularly important, Ford Otosan General Manager Haydar Yenigün said: “The electricity transformation in the automotive sector continues at a rapid pace. Switching to electric models is even more important for commercial vehicles. With electric commercial vehicles, fuel costs and maintenance costs of businesses will decrease significantly and efficiency will increase. As Ford Otosan, we have been continuing our investments and R&D studies by focusing on electric and hybrid vehicles for a long time. As a result of these efforts, we commissioned our new hair styling facility, which we aim to contribute to the production of electric vehicles at the beginning of 2020. The first of the segment we produce in Turkey after electric hybrid Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid, the 2020 International Truck of the Year (IVOTY) awarded with the prize has proved its excellence in the world. broke new ground again in the past months, we have started production in Turkey and offered to bring our customers our first commercial hybrid models. We are now proud to be able to mass-produce Ford's first fully electric Transit model for Europe, providing all the necessary infrastructure and conditions. The first full-electric Ford Transit parallel with the e-Europe in spring 2022, we aim to meet our customers in Turkey. "
Milestone for the Turkish automotive industry
Underlining that Ford Otosan is an important center for commercial vehicle production within the scope of Ford's global electrification strategy, Yenigün said, “By 2030, electric vehicle sales in the world are expected to exceed 30%. With the increase in population, applications such as emission limitations and emission-free city centers are becoming widespread in Europe and the world. In addition to Ford's commercial vehicle business, sustainability is becoming more important today, and the electrification of the legendary Transit brand is of great importance globally. Turkey's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, we are doing all our production plans accordingly. At the point we have reached, we are one of the few manufacturers in the world that can compete in this field with our electric and hybrid models. Turkey's leading role in the production of commercial vehicles, electric vehicles will be even greater with the transition. Turkey is in the nature of this development milestone for the automotive industry, the responsibility assumed by our country in the production of commercial vehicles will increase significantly. "We are proud that we will export the electric vehicles we produce to foreign markets and contribute to closing our country's foreign trade deficit."
Tax burden on electric and hybrid vehicles should be reduced and incentives should be given
The promotion of new technologies in electric and hybrid focus in Turkey, emphasizing that it is very important for the development of R & D and engineering strength in commercial vehicles in our country Yenigün, he added: "The automotive industry is going through a major transformation in the whole world. Many countries, especially Europe, have started to make very important investments in order to popularize the use of new generation environmentally friendly vehicles. In particular, the European Union announced that it will allocate 2021% of the 2027 trillion Euro resource created within the framework of the New Generation EU, which will be put into use to eliminate the negative effects of the 19-2 budget and the Covid-30 Crisis on the economy. A significant portion of this resource is planned to be spent for the development, production and sale of environmentally friendly vehicles through grants or loans, the renewal of existing fleets with clean vehicles and the establishment of the necessary charging infrastructure. In addition, legislative work is being carried out to make the transition to much more stringent and zero-emission vehicles within the framework of the European Green Agreement. In this transformation, not only the main industry, but the entire value chain should be considered as a whole. It is necessary to maintain and develop domestic production competitiveness for this transformation. In this context, our government will review the tax burden on both commercial and passenger electric and hybrid vehicles, activate various incentives and support mechanisms to reduce the initial purchase costs of these vehicles, and most importantly, in order to encourage the production of these vehicles in our country, various new I think mechanisms should be established. "
Ford Otosan Gölcük Plant is among the few factories in the world
Ford Otosan continues its efforts to contribute to the "Smart Cities" of the future and to develop the right products and services for smart transportation systems, within the scope of Ford's electrification strategy. Ford Otosan Gölcük Plant, the leading production center of Ford's Transit model in the world and the only production center of Custom models in the world, became the "Leading Factories Network" (Global Lighthouse Network) as a result of the comprehensive evaluations made by the World Economic Forum (WEF) among 2019 leading manufacturers in the world in 1.000. ) was included in this list and became one of the 4 automotive factories in the world and the only Ford factory.
Ford Transit, which has produced over 1965 million units since 10, is still the world's most preferred commercial vehicle model. Transit, known for its durability, quality and reliability features and manufactured in Ford Otosan factories since 1967, is the longest-lasting model in Ford Europe with over 50 years of production.
New Ford E-Transit with Europe's most powerful electric motor shapes the future of business
The new fully electric Ford E-Transit, which is aimed to be offered to customers in the spring of 2022, has a range of up to 67 km with WLTP, as well as a battery capacity of 350 kWh, so the average fleet users can save 3 times more distance than they drive on a daily basis. Thanks to its lower maintenance costs, E-Transit saves approximately 40 percent more in service costs compared to diesel models. The model, which has both AC and DC Fast charging features, can be charged to 8,2 percent in approximately 100 hours, and with its 115 kW DC Fast charging feature, it can charge from 34 percent to 15 percent in 80 minutes.
The 'Pro Power Onboard' feature offered by Ford for light commercial vehicles in Europe for the first time turns the first fully electric E-Transit into a mobile generator up to 2.3 kW. This helps customers to continue to use and recharge their tools at work and while driving. E-Transit, which does not compromise its carrying capacity, continues to offer a load capacity of up to 1.616 kg for van models and 1.967 kg for van models. With its electric motor (198PS) and 269 Nm of torque, the E-Transit gains the title of the most powerful full-electric commercial vehicle sold in Europe.