9/8/2010

First batch of Turkish made electric cars will be exported to Israel

Referans - Turkey’s State Minister for Foreign Trade Zafer Caglayan said Renault’s first batch of electric-powered Fluence sedans will be exported to Israel. Caglayan’s remarks came on a visit to Renault’s plant in Bursa, in northwestern Turkey. Renault’s Bursa plant will be one of the firm’s four production facilities to produce electric cars, according to OYAK Renault General Manager Tarik Tunalioglu, who presented important facts and figures about the plant’s operations. Tunalioglu said Renault’s Bursa plant successfully combines low-cost production with efficiency and has managed to become a highly esteemed facility in Renault’s global operations. With the capacity to manufacture 60 vehicles per hour, the factory currently manufactures 50 vehicles per hour. However, OYAK Renault plans to increase production to 53 vehicles by the end of the year. Stating that the factory has occupied an area of 510,000 square meters since its establishment, Tunalioglu said, “Depending on future demand, the idea of establishing a second factory might become feasible.”

 

turkey; bursa; renault fluence; oyak renault; israel; automotive industry; electric car; automotive exports