Tesla is constructing Türkiye’s first charging station

According to reports, Tesla has begun seeking more government funds with the condition that they are accessible to owners of other electric vehicle brands in order to increase the number of Supercharger locations. The firm has already stated that it will allow all-electric vehicles access to its Supercharger network globally, but the idea has just recently begun to take off in Europe. Given that Tesla, like all other automakers, embraced the CCS guidelines in Europe and that its Supercharger stations already are outfitted with CCS connectors, the decision makes sense. So, all that is needed to open up the Supercharger network there is software compatibility. Türkiye will soon reap the benefits of Tesla’s development.

The northeastern region of Bolu will soon have one of Tesla’s first supercharger stations installed at a highway rest area. Chargers are scheduled to start operating soon once the facility received the necessary equipment for the charging stations. According to Tesla’s website, superchargers will be deployed in a number of cities around Türkiye, including Istanbul, Ankara, Zmir, Aydn, Balkesir, Bursa, Edirne, Antalya, and Konya. By the close of this year, Tesla wants to launch all of its models in the Turkish market.

According to a survey released in July by the Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Association (TEHAD), if sales continue at their current rate over the next few months, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Türkiye might reach about 4,500 units. According to TEHAD, 2,413 more electric vehicles were registered in the first half of 2022 than in the same period the previous year, a 170 percent increase.

During the first half of this year, BMW, Renault, and Mercedes-Benz led local electric car sales. Only 499 electric vehicle units were sold in June, an increase of more than 82 percent, but they still made up only 0.8% of all vehicle sales.

A new value-added tax (VAT) legislation is projected to result in a decrease in the cost of several electric car models in the nation. Laws governing the VAT assessed on electric vehicles were passed by the legislature. Amid-segment electric vehicles, particularly domestically produced TOGG SUVs, will be subject to a 10% VAT charge under the new law.

The number of electric car charging points in the nation right now is somewhere around 3,500. In 2025, 30,000 plugs will be available for charging electric vehicles, and by 2030, 160,000 will be available. For the next three decades, the worldwide fleet market for electric cars is anticipated to expand by roughly 1%. The U.S. EIA (Energy Information Administration) forecasts a growth of 1% per year for light-duty electric vehicles until 2050. Of course, Türkiye wants to participate in the electric revolution.

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