Togg plans to produce 20,000 cars next year, the CEO said. | So Good News
Türkiye’s global technology brand Togg plans to produce 20,000 cars in its factory by 2023, CEO Gürcan Karakaş said.
The opening of the country’s electric car manufacturing plant was held on October 29 in the Gemlik district of the industrial province of Bursa, with the ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the first car rolled off the assembly line. .
Karakaş noted that they initially set up a factory with a capacity of 100,000.
“This is a green investment. It is technically impossible for the plant to reach 100,000 capacity in a short period of time. in fact, A single model cannot achieve 100,000 capacity. Therefore, our plan for next year is to produce about 20,000 cars,” Karakaş told reporters.
He added that studies have begun to identify export markets, especially countries in Europe. “But it’s too early to tell.” An announcement will be made soon. For exports, we set a period of 15 to 18 months,” Karakaş said.
Togg wants to offer car services directly, the company executive said.
“We will offer these services in around 20 locations in seven regions and will also use mobile service vehicles for these services.”
At the same time, Business associations plan to place large orders for Türkiye’s first domestically produced vehicles.
Pre-orders for Togg’s C-SUV model will begin in February, with some business associations saying they plan to buy hundreds of them. “5,000 has been requested to be purchased initially. [Togg] Cars. This number can go up to 10,000 if over-quota is taken. We are proud of this project,” said Orhan Aydın, president of the Anatolian Lions Businessmen Association (ASKON).
The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) plans to buy Togg cars, but has not yet decided how many, its chairman Şekib Avdagiç said.
“We want Togg vehicles for İTO and all İTO related institutions such as Techno Park Istanbul, Istanbul Commerce University and Istanbul World Trade Center,” he noted.
Togg will strongly boost Bursa’s local economy, said İbrahim Burkay, president of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “This will help export earnings to $40 billion. Around 30 companies in the regional organized industrial zone will start production for Togg,” said Burkay.
Togg cars will be introduced to the domestic market in March next year. Pricing for the vehicle is expected to be announced in February, and while Togg will be sold online, 19 “experience centers” will be open to potential buyers.
At the swearing-in ceremony, Erdogan also announced an agreement with one of the world’s leading companies to manufacture Togg’s lithium-ion batteries in our country.
“We will soon break ground for a battery factory to be built on a 609,000 square meter plot.
Next to the Togg factory,” he said.