The NEWS

June 2021

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Micro Mobility / Regulation

The e-scooter management authorization certificate was given to 5 companies by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. To obtain a certificate of authorization, companies must have a minimum of 250 scooters, a capital of 500 thousand Turkish liras, appropriate website and mobile applications, and quality certificates.

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EV Distributor / Borusan

Borusan Otomotiv, which includes BMW, BMW Motorrad, and MINI brands under its roof, is taking the field to play a leading role in Turkey with its electric models. The company's brands will consist of at least 50 % electric models by 2030. In addition, they aim to lead the electric automotive industry to encourage the use of electric vehicles.

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Micro Mobility / Tender 

SGMS company based in Konya won the tender for 60 pieces 4-seat electric vehicle, organized by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in May for the municipality of Prince islands. The tender for 45 new electric vehicles for 14 seats each, which was held in June was postponed to a later date due to the lack of participants.

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Micro Mobility / Regulation

At the meeting held by the IMM Transportation Coordination Center, the regulation determining the use and control of electric scooters was unanimously accepted. At the meeting, details such as how the scooters will be inspected and how many scooters will be found in which district in Istanbul have become clear. Anyone must be at least 15 years old to use a scooter. The scooters are banned from being used on sidewalks.

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Electric Buses / Samsun Municipality

In Samsun, 10 locally produced electric buses, for which ASELSAN will design the battery system, will be used in urban public transportation.

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Venture Capital Company / Otosan - Driventure

Ford Otosan established the corporate venture capital company 'Driventure' to implement new generation technologies that will play a role in the transformation of the automotive industry with the Turkish entrepreneurship ecosystem. Initially, the Company decided to invest in the 'Optiyol' and 'Bluedot' company's projects.

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Micro Mobility / Cargo /PTT

Postmen working at PTT A.Ş. will use electric scooters while delivering their deliveries. The pilot application will start with 100 scooters in Istanbul as of June 2021.

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Micro Mobility / Investment

In the statement made by the competition board, "Perpetual Motion S.à.rl is currently controlled by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Actera Group over Martı Technologies Inc., which is controlled by its founding partners and is the sole partner of Martı Ileri Teknoloji A.Ş. 's operation to establish joint control was allowed."

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EV Charge System / Bodrum Bus Terminal

The new Bodrum bus station was opened. With the 640 kWp solar panel on its roof, it will produce even more energy than it consumes. There are also 6 separate charging stations where electric vehicles can be charged at the station.

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EV Manufacturer / TOGG -Turkcell

Turkcell Board of Directors Chairman Bülent Aksu emphasized that Turkcell is one of the first telecom companies in the world to invest in the mobility ecosystem, including electric vehicle production. “We do not consider our share in TOGG a purely financial investment. Our aim here is to be one of the important business partners of TOGG on the technology side with the solutions and services we will develop in the field of mobility. In the e-mobility platform to be developed by TOGG, we will play an active role in the internet of things, artificial intelligence, in-car entertainment and payment systems.