Posted on 14 February 2011
Turkey will be the production base of electric cars
Made in Turkey vehicles took center stage at the automotive industrys biggest annual exhibition, the 63rd International Frankfurt Motor Show, held in Frankfurt, Germany. Following Renaults selection of its Bursa plant in Turkey for production of its new sedan, Fluence, Renault President Carlos Ghons said the companys preferred production location remained the same for their first electric cars. Talking to reporters at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ghons spoke of the importance of Turkey as a production base for electric vehicles, adding We will start production of the electric-powered ZE Fluence in Turkey in 2011. Electric vehicles are expected to make up 10 percent of our sales by 2020. Turkey will be the production base for this market segment. Other electric-powered vehicles representing the Turkish automotive industry also took their place at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Toyotas Auris hybrid, produced in Sakarya, and Ford Connects electric-powered version, BEV, drew attention as two of the first serial produced electric cars in Turkey.
18 September 2009 Invest in Turkey (Bugun Hurriyet)