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Luxury cars are being electrified in Turkey.

The incentives applied to electric car sales in Turkey leads to different results compared to those of other countries. While the SCT (Special Consumption Tax) rate is 220% for the car over 2000 cm3 engine size, this rate is 15% in the electric equivalent. As a result, almost one in four electric vehicles is Tesla because of SCT advantage, even though it is quite painful to own one. Why it is painful because you order the vehicle online and contract with a customs agent and import the vehicle like any importer. As a result of this difficult process, your vehicle is delivered to you in 4- 8 months. That’s not all. Tesla does not have the necessary spare parts and service in Turkey. You have to spend time and pay a huge amount of costs to take the vehicle abroad and have it serviced.

Recently in Turkey, distributor companies began to offer luxury segment electric cars; Jaguar I-pace, Porsche Taycan, and Mercedes EQC 400 were offered for sale in Turkey. Their sale pricing looks quite impressive compared with ICE equivalent ones. For example, the Porsche 911 and subsidized Porsche Taycan selling prices are almost the same in Germany, but the price of Porsche Taycan is 1,750,000 TL while the price of Porsche 911 Carrera 4s is 3.350.000 TL in Turkey.

Briefly, unlike Tesla,