Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, "At the end of 2022, we will see Turkey's car come off the mass production line." said.
Minister Varank spoke about Turkey's Automobile Project in Aksaray, where he came to watch the TEKNOFEST Rocket Competition held in Salt Lake under the direction of Roketsan and TÜBİTAK SAGE. He reminded that Turkey's Automobile Initiative Group (TOGG) was established on 25 June 2018 under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Stating that important progress has been made in the automobile production process in the last 3 years, Varank reminded that the features of Turkey's Car were shared with the public for the first time in the promotion, which was held on 27 December 2020 with the participation of President Erdogan under the name of "Turkey's Automobile Enterprise Group Meeting on Innovation".
CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES AT LAST SPEED
Stating that everything is continuing as planned in Turkey's Automobile Project, Varank said, “You know, the construction of our factory had begun. Construction continues at full speed. We have already announced that our cars will be unpacked by the end of 2022. Currently, there is no change in that calendar. Hopefully, if nothing goes wrong, we will see Turkey's Car come off the mass production line at the end of 2022.” used the phrases.
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 begun to declare that they will almost never produce vehicles with internal combustion engines. When we look at it, we are aware that we have seized this opportunity at the right time. Hopefully, when Turkey's Automobile Project is concluded together with TOGG, we will have taken part in this sector successfully. We believe that.” he said.
WE ARE ALSO IN THIS RACE
Stating that it was a very correct decision to make Turkey's Car electric, Varank said, "When we announced that Turkey's Car would be a 100 percent electric vehicle with autonomous features, and a natural electric vehicle, we received criticism from the industry. They said, 'It's 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 going 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 didn't have a chance to race in the same lane as them and beat them, but since we entered the electric car market at the same time as them, we can now say that we are in this race." used the phrases.
TURKEY IS MOBILIZED
Minister Varank underlined that the whole 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. has chosen. 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.