The NEWS
SEPEMBER 2022

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EV Survey / Castrol 

Automotive lubricant producer Castrol announced the results of the electric vehicle research conducted with 10 thousand consumers and 100 industry executives in 10 countries, including Turkey. According to the research, 49 percent of respondents from Turkey want their next vehicle to be electric. With this ratio, Turkey is ahead of France, Australia, New Zealand, USA, India and Germany. In China, this rate is 80%.

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EV Charge Opetaror License / EPDK

As of the end of September, the number of companies that obtained a charging network operating license reached 43. You can reach the full list from the EMRA page link.

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EV Charging Stations / Vestel -Trugo

180 kW chargers specially produced for Trugo by Vestel that is one of the founding partners of Togg, are ready for installation. To begin with, 12 charging stations will be installed in the parking lot of the shopping center located on the Bolu Mountain section of the Anatolian Highway.

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Li-ion Battery / Aspilsan 

ASPİLSAN Energy announced that it has started mass production of rechargeable lithium-ion cylindrical cells at its facilities in Kayseri and started battery sales internationally. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) process of the battery production factory for electric vehicles, which will be established by Koç Holding with an investment of 32 billion liras, has been completed.

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Charge Technology Conference / EVCharge show

In parallel with the EVCharge show fair, those who shape the sector will take place as speakers in the conference sessions to be organized by AVERE Turkey. The event, which has the distinction of being the first conference on its subject in Turkey, includes battery, clean energy and Istanbul special sessions as well as charging technologies.

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Commercial EV Manufacturer / Ford Otosan, Anadolu Isuzu 

Turkish companies are producing new electric vehicle models in freight transportation. At the commercial vehicle fair (IAA) held in Hannover, Ford Otosan introduced its 100% electric truck, which was developed entirely by its own engineers from design to testing processes and manufactured in Turkey. Anadolu Isuzu, on the other hand, exhibited the Big·e model, which has a volume of 4 cubic meters and a carrying capacity of 1000 kg.

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Commercial EV Manufacturer / Karsan, Temsa

In passenger transportation, Turkish companies exhibited their new electric models at the International Commercial Vehicle Fair (IAA). While Karsan launched the hydrogen bus e-ATA Hydrojen, Temsa introduced its 5th electric bus model.

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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan / Arup - IMM

International engineering company Arup is preparing a “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan” for Istanbul. The project is carried out with the coordination of IMM Transportation Department and Transportation Planning Branch Directorate.

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EV Charge Operator / ZES 

Zorlu Energy will sell the electric vehicle charging operator ZES (Kuwait Investment Fund) to KIA's Wren House Infrastructure fund for $50 million, according to a statement made to the Public Disclosure Platform. It includes the sale of 12.3 percent of Zorlu Energy to the same fund for $38 million.

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Electric Train / TCDD 

As part of the production of the national electric train set, the assembly and factory tests of the prototype suitable for a speed of 160 kilometers per hour were completed. The train will be able to reach a speed of 225 kilometers per hour with the necessary design changes.