The opening ceremony for the production facility of Türkiye's first home-grown electric car was the culmination of a day celebrating the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic.
The plant will oversee the mass roll out of the country’s first domestically-produced and much-anticipated car, TOGG.
The vehicle, named TOGG, is planned to be on Türkiye's roads in 1st quarter of next year, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
TOGG becomes the first Turkish brand to receive iF Design Award for C-SUV model.
"Volkswagen of America will not be changing its name to Voltswagen, the renaming was designed to be an announcement in the spirit of April Fool’s Day, highlighting the launch of the all-electric car," the company's US spokesperson says.
The number of electric and hybrid cars on Turkish roads rose by 150 percent over the last year, according to the country’s statistical institute.
French car plants are only just starting to rev up production after the coronavirus lockdown, which hit the auto sector badly,
Environmental activists are up against Tesla and the law as they try and stop the march of capitalism on their environment.
The step amounts to a victory for electric cars that if copied globally could hit the wealth of oil producers, as well as transform the car industry and one of the icons of 20th Century capitalism: the automobile itself.
The $110 million bet on the five-year-old technology firm comes as some manufacturers abandon Britain because of uncertainties about how it will trade with EU nations once it leaves the bloc this month.
Musk has transformed Tesla from a niche car maker with production problems into the global leader in electric vehicles, with US and Chinese factories
"If today Libya becomes like Syria, then the turn will come for the other countries in the region," Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu cautions in governing AK Party's consultation meeting.
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