Images of future serial versions of electric vehicles of national Turkish design have been posted for free access. Recall that the project for the mass production of electric vehicles in Turkey was personally initiated by the President of this country, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Since 2017, the Turkish car has been developed by the industrial conglomerate TOGG, which stands for Turkiye’nin Otomobili Giri? im Grubu, that is, a Turkish automotive joint venture, which includes six large Turkish companies. The premiere of the TOGG sedan and crossover concepts was held at the end of 2019. The running prototype of the crossover was personally tested by Turkish President Recep Erdogan.
Images of future production versions of electric vehicles hit the Internet through the EU patent office. Registered two electric TOGG vehicles – compact and midsize crossovers. Patent cars look much simpler than 2019 concept cars
Italian studio Pininfarina worked on the look of the cars. Some of the exterior details were deliberately designed by the designers to reflect the Turkish culture – in particular, the teeth of the radiator grille and the spokes of the wheel rims refer to the traditional pattern of tulips on carpets.
The production of TOGG electric vehicles should start in 2022, the Turks hope to export these cars to neighboring countries and the European Union. Most likely, there will be an attempt to penetrate then market. TOGG electric vehicles are built on a unified modular platform.
The total investment in the TOGG project is estimated at 22 billion Turkish liras, including the construction of a new car plant with a capacity of 175,000 electric vehicles per year in the city of Bursa. Earlier it was reported that the TOGG range will include five models of different classes.