Turkish electric car

Turkish electric car to have 500 km of autonomy and charge in 30 minutes

Unveiled at the end of 2019, the first electric car designed and manufactured in Turkey will feature the latest battery technology.

The first Turkish electric car, whose series production is scheduled to start in 2022, will have a longer battery life than its competitors, with up to 500 kilometres of autonomy and capable of recharging to 80% in less than 30 minutes, according to statements by TOGG consortium, which is in charge of its design and manufacture.

In a series of messages published on social media, TOGG assures that the lithium-ion batteries of the first electric car designed in Turkey will have NMC cathodes (Nickel, Manganese and Cobalt Oxide), which allow optimising energy and energy density. In addition, the battery modules will employ high-density pouch-type battery cells, covered by an aluminium envelope to provide maximum structural strength.

TOGG also highlights that the new electric car will guarantee the maximum duration, safety and performance of its battery, which will use high-efficiency coolant and an innovative battery management system to maximise its durability and autonomy, which can reach up to 500 kilometres – depending on the model – with charging times that will be less than 30 minutes to recharge 80% of the battery.

Just last week, the TOGG consortium signed an agreement with the Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries Farasis, through which the products designed and manufactured by TOGG will be able to use the battery cells of the Chinese company. In this way, Farasis will supply the battery cells, while the battery packs and modules will be developed jointly by both companies and manufactured in Turkey.

The first Turkish electric car was publicly presented at the end of 2019; with an investment of around 3.1 billion euros over the next 13 years, the goal is to produce around 175,000 electric vehicles a year by 2022 at the factory under construction located on the outskirts of the Turkish city of Gemlik (Bursa).