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November 2021

July 2021


COP26 / EV Zero Emission Consensus

Zero Emission Vehicles Consensus: More than 100 countries including Turkey and automobile manufacturers have committed to sale only fossil fuel-free cars and vans in leading markets by 2035 at the latest, and all over the world by 2040.


Battery Manufacturer / Aspilsan

80% of the construction of Turkey's first lithium-ion battery production facility, which will be established in Kayseri by ASPİLSAN Enerji, has been completed. The first battery to come off the production line will be of the cylindrical type, with a capacity of 2.8 ampere-hours and a voltage of 3.6 volts. The facility, which will consist of three parts: electrode preparation, battery assembly, and formation lines, will have a production capacity of 60 batteries per minute.


Battery Manufacturing Initiative/ TOGG, KOÇ, KALYON

The acceleration of the conversion to electric vehicles in the automotive sector has also stimulated battery investments. TOGG signed a letter of intent with Farasis, the world's leading battery manufacturer.  Koç Holding took action to establish a battery production facility on the land in Manisa, which was allocated to German Volkswagen for a factory investment, but which the company gave up on investing in. Kalyon Holding also established a company in Istanbul to produce batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage purposes.


Regulation / Charging Station 

EMRA Chairman Yılmaz reminded that the "law proposal", which also includes the provisions for charging services, was accepted by the Parliamentary Industry and Trade Commission in November. He stated that a period of 3 months is foreseen in the proposal for the preparation of the secondary legislation. Before the end of the first half of 2022, He thinks that they will have completed the legislative infrastructure regarding charging service and started charging service accordingly. Charging will be a licensed activity.


Electric Train Tram / Bozankaya

Bozankaya, with its battery-powered tram, won the "Europe's Most Innovative Company" award at the '2021 Innovation Awards' of the European Union of Rail Systems Clusters (ERCI). With the new technology developed by Bozankaya, the rail system vehicle with a lithium ion battery can travel 63 km on a long-distance line without a catenary.


EV Sharing / Martı

Martı is preparing to serve for sharing its mini electric vehicles in 2022. It is stated that a significant number of Ami electric vehicles were ordered from Citroen Turkey for this project.


Micro Mobility Manufacturer / Ford Otosan / Raccooun

Ford Otosan started the production of electric scooters with its new venture Rakun Mobility Technology and Trade company. Raccoon Pro2 and Raccoon Pro3, developed by Turkish engineers and produced at Ford Otosan Eskişehir Factory, will go on sale in 2022.  Project cost will be 4 million Euros and the electric motor will be manufactured by Arcelik. 


Municipality / ESHOT

In line with the target of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, 100 more electric buses will be purchased in 2022. Thus, the total of electric vehicles in the ESHOT fleet will reach 120. ESHOT will also stipulate the construction of charging stations in the specification of the tender for electric vehicles.


Municipality / EGO

Within the scope of the "Integrating the Connected Micromobility Infrastructure to Existing Public Transport (MEHUB) project, which includes Sabancı University and Duckt company among the consortium partners, 60 bicycle charging stations and 25 electric bicycles for testing will be placed at different points of the city in the first place. In addition, EGO General Directorate, within the scope of the "Project "SMART Ankara",will integrate 400 electric bicycles to the operation ".


Municipality / İETT

The 2022 budget of 7.700.000.000 TL, which includes the purchase of 60 electric vehicles for the islands, has been approved.

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