The electric car made by Turkish brand TOGG, will go on sale in the European market in the 3rd quarter of 2024, with 500 km of autonomy.
The first Turkish electric car will begin its production and sale process to the public during the first quarter of 2023, when we will see it circulating on the roads of Turkey; and it will be 18 months later when it will be introduced for sale in the European market, as announced by the executive director of the Turkish company TOGG, Mehmet Gürcan Karakaş.
As Karakaş explained, TOGG has a production capacity of 175,000 vehicles per year at its plants in Turkey “to meet local demand (in Turkey) and in Europe.” Production tests have already begun, and there are plans to install some 1,000 of their own charging stations throughout the country (something that companies like Tesla are also doing in Turkey).
The TOGG CEO also announced that the Turkish company’s SUV model will have two versions: one with 300 kilometres of autonomy and 200 hp of power, and another with 500 kilometres of autonomy and 400 hp. “The 200 hp model reaches 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, and the 400 hp model in 4.8 seconds. The battery of this version can be charged up to 80% in 25 minutes,” said Karakaş.
The head of the brand that is developing the first Turkish electric car, also stressed that his cars are designed to be user-centric, smart, empathic and autonomous. “Electric vehicles are described as CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric). This was not enough for us, so we added USE (User-centric, Smart and Empathic). The USE-CASE concept really defines what we are doing, and we have registered USE-CASE mobility as a global brand”, declared the CEO of TOGG.
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