Number of electric vehicles in Turkey reaches 1,500

Faizah Kamal 20-Dec-2019

The number of electric vehicles in Turkey has reached a total of 1,500, said Berkan Bayram, the head of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Association (TEHAD).

Bayram noted that it would have taken up to 12 hours to fully charge an electric vehicle with a 110-kilometre range back in 2011, but today, it takes only 30 minutes, and their range increased to 300 kilometres. He added that such improvements will persuade an increasing number of people to use electric cars in the future.

“Prices of electric vehicles are relatively higher than the price of conventional vehicles which constitutes a problem for the expansion of the domestic market for electric cars. But still, I expect electric car sales to increase exponentially over the next five years,” he said.