The NEWS

MAY 2021

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Micro Mobility / Regulation

The regulation on electric scooters entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette in April. To obtain an authorization certificate, companies must have a capital of 500 thousand TL or working capital, have the standards determined by the administration and have a website and mobile application/applications suitable for the activity to be carried out, the servers where the database will be stored are located within the borders of the Republic of Turkey and They need to have at least 250 e-scooters.

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Electricity Grid /EMRA

Speaking at the opening of the meeting titled “Turkish Electricity Market: Past-Today-Tomorrow” organized by TESAB, EMRA Vice President Hacı Ali Ulutaş said, "Our grid has an infrastructure that can handle electric vehicles until 2025. I don't think there will be any problems in this regard."

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EV Commercial Operator / Regulation

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has allowed the use of electric vehicles in goods, cargo and passenger transportation activities, and various incentives will be applied if these vehicles are used.

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EV Charging Operator / Regulation

Regulations on the "Regulation on Opening a Business and Working Licenses", which regulates the license obligations of electric vehicle charging stations, were made with the amendment regulation published in the Official Gazette with No. 31457 dated on 17 April 2021

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Climate Cbange / Sustainable Transportation

Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum made statements regarding the work carried out to combat climate change. "Thanks to the high-speed train, Eurasia Pass and new highways, the amount of emissions from transportation has decreased. The domestic electric vehicle TOGG will be on the roads soon. The arrangement for electric vehicle charging stations has been completed."

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EV Charging Mobile Operator / M-charge

While the possibility of running out of electricity due to the charging problem of electric vehicles is an important problem, m-charge provides a solution to this problem with its mobile charging service.

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EV Charging Operator / Standarts / TSE

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that they have prepared a comprehensive roadmap to build the charging infrastructure, which is critical for the development of electric vehicles, especially for "Turkey's Automobile TOGG". The "Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Systems-Basic Terms and Definitions" standard, which covers the basic terms and definitions used in relation to electric vehicles and charging systems, has been prepared and published by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE). Currently, there is an ongoing legislation and a standard preparation for charging stations. After that, other relevant arrangements will be made.

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Electric Boat / Tugboat

Kıran, the head of the shipbuilding industrialists' association, said that they built the tugboat, which is fully electric powered, with domestic facilities, and continued as follows: "This tugboat is designed to serve in inland ports. After its introduction, the electric tugboat was wondered around the world and wanted to be purchased.”

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ELectrical Boat / Yatch /IZKA

According to the report prepared by the İzmir Development Agency (İZKA) under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Technology Development Agencies General Directorate, it is predicted that Turkey, which is the third in the world in superyacht production in terms of number and length, can also play a leading role in the production of electric boats.

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EV Commercial Manufacturer / Ford

Pressing the button for a historical investment of 2 billion Euros, Ford Otosan will produce the electric Transit at the beginning of 2022 and the electric Transit Custom in the first half of 2023 and will export all of them. Since they are electric, these models, whose prices will be 2 times more expensive than the current commercial vehicles, cannot be sold in Turkey as they are not promoted as in Europe.