Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank visited Turkey's Automobile Enterprise Group (TOGG) with the chairman and members of the Parliamentary Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission. During the technical tour at TOGG's User Experience Center in IT Valley, lawmakers closely examined Turkey's automobile. While Tahsin Tarhan, Member of the Commission from CHP, was behind the wheel of TOGG, TOGG CEO Gürcan Karakaş gave information about the technical features of the vehicle.
Industry and Technology Minister Varank stated that TOGG is a flare that will transform the automotive industry in Turkey and said, "Turkey has the capacity to produce 2 million vehicles." said.
Minister Varank moved to TOGG's User Experience Center (UserLab) in the Valley with the commission members after the R&D and Design Centers and Technology Development Zones Summit held in Informatics Valley.
MEMBERS FROM DIFFERENT PARTIES ATTENDED
During the technical trip, Minister Varank, Chairman of the Parliamentary Industry, Commerce, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission Ziya Altunyaldız and AK Party members of the commission Fahri Çakır, Ahmet Çolakoğlu, Osman Boyraz, Fuat Köktaş, Selma Kaplan Kıvırcık and CHP Tahsin Tarhan. , MHP's Abdurrahman Chairman, IYI Party's Ayhan Altıntaş and deputy ministers Çetin Ali Dönmez and Mehmet Fatih Kacır.
REVIEW THE C SEGMENT SUV
TOGG CEO Gürcan Karakaş made a presentation about R&D studies to Minister Varank and commission members in front of the model of TOGG's factory in Gemlik.
CLOSE TO TECHNOLOGY CENTERS
TOGG CEO Karakaş stated that the factory in Gemlik was established on an area of 1,2 million square meters and said, “It is close to centers related to technology related to smart devices. Close to Bursa, close to Kocaeli.” said.
CEO Karakaş noted that the segment that will grow the fastest in the upcoming period is the C SUV. Therefore, we need to enter the growing market.”
Later, Varank and his entourage examined TOGG's C segment SUV. At the invitation of Minister Varank, the CHP member of the commission Tahsin Tarhan got behind the wheel of TOGG. TOGG CEO Karakaş sat next to Tarhan and explained the technical features of the car.
FULL SPEED CONTINUE
Minister Varank then made examinations at the SAHA EXPO Fair organized by SAHA Istanbul, Turkey's largest defense, aviation and space cluster. Answering the questions of the journalists here, Varank stated that they visited TOGG together with the deputies and said, “We got information about the process from our friends there. Turkey's Car project is currently continuing as planned. The construction of the factory continues at full speed.” said.
WE WILL TRANSFORM THE INDUSTRY
Noting that TOGG will be off the mass production line by the end of 2022, Varank said, “Our Industry Commission had deputies from different parties there. We also informed them. I'm sure they liked what they saw too. Turkey's Automobile project is a project that will transform the automotive industry in Turkey and give us the momentum. Turkey has the capacity to produce 2 million vehicles.” said.
Minister Varank continued as follows:
FLARES: We are one of the most important players in the world and in Europe, but if we want to keep the automotive industry competitive with the world, we must make a move in electric and autonomous vehicles as well. Here is TOGG, the flare project that will transform the industry. With the successes we have achieved there, we will have transformed the entire industry, all manufacturers, and all suppliers.
TOGG, which emerged with the aim of creating a globally competitive automobile brand, in which Turkey has intellectual and industrial property rights, is aimed to be removed from the band in the last quarter of 2022. TOGG, which will be Europe's first born electric SUV, is planned to be launched in 2030 different models by 5. TOGG will have a 51 percent local rate in the first place. TOGG will be produced in the factory established on an area of 1.2 million square meters in Gemlik; It draws attention with its electrical, connected and new generation.
IT VALLEY TOUR
The delegation also made a tour of the Informatics Valley. Minister Varank and the members of the Parliamentary Industry Commission, who made investigations at the Design Clustering Center and 42 Kocaeli Software Schools, were informed by Ahmet Serdar İbrahimcioğlu, General Manager of Informatics Valley. The technical trip took about 2 hours.