Turkey unveils first indigenous electric car

Turkey unveiled its first domestically designed automobile prototypes on Friday – a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a sedan.

The fully electric SUV is expected to have two engine configurations – 200 horsepower or 400 horsepower, CEO of Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (TOGG) Gürcan Karakaş announced during a presentation in Kocaeli.

The version with the higher running capacity will go from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.8 seconds.

The vehicle will have a range of up to 500 kilometres and a locally produced Lithium-ion battery chargeable to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony of the automobile in the industrial province of Kocaeli, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: “Today, we are witnessing a historic day of realising Turkey’s…

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