Turkey’s Togg Tests E-SUV in Extreme Winter Conditions
Updated: Apr 10
Turkey’s first domestic, fully electric car has been put through extreme winter testing. Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (Togg), is the consortium developing the vehicle. The company released images on social media over the weekend. Togg was launched on June 25, 2018.
In December 2019, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unveiled prototypes for the SUV and a sedan, both fully electric and C- segment models. The company says it will produce five different models – an SUV, sedan, C-hatchback, B-SUV and B-MPV – through 2030. Mass production of the SUV will begin in 2022, with the sedan to follow. Togg’s engineering, design and production facilities began on July 18, 2020. Built on an area of 1.2 square kilometres in the Gemlik district of northwestern Bursa province, the facility is scheduled to be complete in early 2022.
Togg has opted for advanced lithium-ion battery technology company Farasis as its business partner for the battery. Thanks to its fast-charging capabilities, the homegrown car will reach 80% charge in under 30 minutes. Togg says it will range between 300 to 500 kilometres (186 to 310 miles).
In December, The company CEO, Karakaş, stated that they are getting closer to their targets. “We will start trial production at the end of July 2022” at the facility where some 250 robots will operate, he said, and the first mass-produced vehicle will be ready at the end of 2022.