Turkish Electric Car TOGG; TUBITAK announced that they will launch an electric car project. Developments are continuing on the electric vehicle.
Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Institute (TUBITAK) President Prof. Dr. Yucel Altunbaşak announced that they will start an electric car project as TUBITAK and that they are considering Bursa as the center of this work.
TUBITAK Chairman Yucel Altunbaşak visited the Board of Directors of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Altunbaşak announced that they will launch an electric car project by TUBITAK.
Altunbaşak expressed that there are great resources in this regard, "In the first stage, we are thinking of allinging 100 million liral resources. It's going to keep increasing over time.
We see its center as Bursa. We also have a laboratory in Bursa.
We want to use it as a base. Because bursa is the center of the automotive industry. Let's take Bursa as a center because it has a serious subsidiary industry. We will be working to start such a project in Ankara on the 26th and 27th of this month."
Turkish Electric Car TOGG
Altunbaşak pointed out that the electric car has about 10 years, said that as a state they will predict investment there.
Altunbaşak stated that they made the necessary infrastructure to create a brand: "There is a technical break when moving from combustion engine to electric motor.
Many parameters will change. When they change, it will create new opportunities. We have to foresee those opportunities already. TUBITAK can't do this alone. SMEs should get their hands on this.
Let's make there a technology platform that will attract you into the private sector. TUBITAK may make a large part of the investment, but after we get to a certain point, we will open it up to the whole industry.
If anyone wants to remove a brand without getting license money, we will say 'let him come and do it'. Two technologies need to be developed here. One is battery technology because its prices need to get cheaper.
The other is battery exchange technology. Other than that, technology is already getting very simple.
We'd like to take the opportunity there. Fuel consumption per kilometer is falling a lot.
A regular car burns 25 – 30 cents, while it drops to 5 – 6 cents. The current account will also be a good medicine."