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October 2021

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EV Sharing / GO

GO Sharing, which emerges as a Netherlands-based mobility initiative aiming to be an alternative to traditional transportation solutions, started to serve in Turkey on October 20. Having a similar working logic with electric scooter sharing initiatives, GO Sharing allows its users to rent electric mopeds per minute.

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E-scooters / Traffic Inspection and adjustment of regulations

Traffic police conducted a comprehensive inspection of e-scooters on Bağdat Street, within the scope of the Road Traffic Law, 314 liras were fined for people using scooters on the sidewalk, 144 liras was fined for users under the age of 15 or drivers who violated traffic signs and rules. In addition, New regulatory decisions were taken by UKOME in Ankara for the problems encountered in the use of e-scooters.    

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Municipalities / Izmir BB / Parking Lots

100% electric vehicles will pay 50% less in car parks under management İzmir Metropolitan Municipality İZELMAN A.Ş. Again,  Izmir metropolitan mayor Tunç Soyer started using 100% electric Renault Zoe.

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EV Ship Manufacturer / Sedef Shipyard

Sedef Shipyard, which has implemented high-tech projects in the commercial field with defense industry naval platforms in Istanbul, announced that the electric ferry Tomrefjord, which it built for Boreal SJO AS, has left the shipyard.

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EV Distributor / Borusan

Borusan obtained a loan of 45 million Euros with a maturity of 3 years from HSBC for the import of electric cars from abroad. The company aims to increase the rate of electric vehicle sales to 15 percent in Turkish automobile sales by 2030.

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Municipality /Ankara BB / Electric Bus conversion

Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş, who attended the handover signing ceremony held at BELKA Technology Center for the conversion of 7 diesel buses, which belong to the EGO General Directorate and have completed their economic life, to electric buses, said, “BELKA has accomplished a great job. We are making a first in the world and its patent has been obtained. Hopefully, we will deliver 22 buses by the end of 2022," he said.

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Commercial EV Manufacturer / Anadolu Isuzu

Continuing its success in export markets, Anadolu Isuzu made the first international delivery of the electric midibus NovoCITI VOLT to France, designed in line with the public transportation trends of the future.

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Commercial EV Manufacturer / Otokar

Kent Electra which carried more than 2,000 people in 6 days at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, was in Spain and Romania as part of its European promotional tour. Aiming to contribute to the sustainable development of cities, the vehicle was tested by private and public transport companies in Spain and then presented to the participants at the Gala Tranzit event in Romania.

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EV Charge Operator/ ZES

Zorlu Energy, with its Zorlu Energy Solutions (ZES) brand, won the tender for the establishment of an electric vehicle charging station network in different cities of Montenegro. According to the statement made by the company, the supply and installation of 15 dual-socket electric vehicle charging stations in 13 different cities of Montenegro, the provision of support services, and application integration services will also be provided.

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Electric Train Manufacturer / TCDD

Within the scope of the production of the national electric train set, the assembly of the prototype suitable for 160 kilometers per hour and factory tests have been completed, and it is planned to deliver three train sets to TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ in 2022.