The process of testing Turkey’s first all-electric car is continuing successfully under harsh winter conditions at accredited test centers, Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture (Togg), the consortium developing the car, said on Sunday.
“We continue to deliver successful, heart-warming results at the world’s leading accredited test centers in challenging track conditions down to minus 40 degrees,” Togg said on Twitter.
Togg also posted some photos taken during testing in the post.
Togg CEO Gürcan Karakaş said in his post that Togg’s testing video will also be shared.
Togg was launched on June 25, 2018. It is led by former tech giant Karakaş executive, who was named CEO in 2018. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unveiled prototypes for the SUV and a sedan in December 2019. , both fully electric and C-segment models.
Togg will produce five different models – an SUV, a sedan, a C-hatchback, a B-SUV and a B-MPV – until 2030. Mass production of the SUV will begin in 2022, with the sedan to follow.
Construction of the Togg engineering, design and production facilities began on July 18, 2020. Built on an area of 1.2 square kilometers (0.46 square miles) in the Gemlik district in the northwest from Bursa province, the installation is expected to be completed in early 2022.
Togg has selected advanced lithium-ion battery technology company Farasis as the battery business partner.
The homemade car will reach 80% charge in less than 30 minutes thanks to its fast charging capabilities. It will have a range of between 300 and 500 kilometers (186 to 310 miles).
Earlier reports suggested it would take 7.6 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) with 200 horsepower and less than 4.8 seconds with a 400 horsepower engine.
In December, Karakaş said they were getting closer to their goals. “We will begin 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 by the end of 2022.