Only recently in Turkey there was the first in its history automobile company, and already announced the development of just five electric cars. This was reported by the Turkish portal Anadolu with reference to Minister Faruk Ozlyu.
Faruk Ozlu is the head of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey. It was he who said that the plans of Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu Sanayi ve Ticare originally meant the creation of five models of electrified cars. Production facilities are expected to produce 200,000 cars.
The minister adds that the electric cars of Turkish production will be designed for the average and high prosperity of citizens, that is, it is class C and B.
The price will be lower than foreign cars by 5% minimum. Thus, by 2021 the Turks intend to catch up and even outrun foreign brands not only in quality, but also in price.
Within the framework of the project, four thousand vacancies for specialists will open, and in total about 20 thousand employees will provide the work. It is assumed that the production of a domestic electric vehicle will bring the state treasury around 50 billion euros.
Recall that the Turkish company was created with the direct initiative of the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Perhaps the creation of an electric car the head of state discussed with Elon Musk, during his visit to Ankara.