Türkiye marked another milestone in the 99th anniversary of the Turkish Republic with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rolling Togg—Türkiye's first domestically developed and all-electric car—off the assembly line and fulfilling a long-held national dream at a ceremony held in the Gemlik district of northwestern Bursa province on October 29.
Türkiye's global technology brand Togg (Türkiye's Automobile Joint Venture Group), serving in the mobility industry, was founded by a consortium of five Turkish industrial giants, in cooperation with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB) with a unique collaboration model.
Speaking at the ceremony of Togg Gemlik Facility, President Erdoğan said; “We are witnessing a 60-year dream come true with the first vehicle we rolled off the mass production line today. Therefore, Togg is the shared pride of Türkiye and its 85 million people," adding, “The facility we inaugurated here and the vehicle we are standing before are the first photograph of the Century of Türkiye. We call this product an automobile while its producers refer to it as a smart device. May the Togg Gemlik Facility, where Türkiye's indigenous automobiles will be produced, and the smart devices we rolled off the line be auspicious to our country and our nation."
Erdoğan in December 2019, and work on the engineering, design and production facilities began in mid- 2020. Regarded by the Ministry of Industry and Technology as one of the projects with strategic importance for the Vision 2023 goals, Türkiye's automobile will be one of the pioneers in the targeted technology transfer while holding a unique place in the global mobility industry.
Along with C-segment SUV and sedan models, Togg will produce one million vehicles in five different models–SUV, sedan, C-hatchback, B-SUV, and B-MPV–by 2030 on a joint e-platform with fully-owned intellectual and industrial property rights.
The exterior colors of the car were named after Turkish regions such as "Anadolu" (Anatolia), "Gemlik", "Oltu", "Kula", "Kapadokya" (Cappadocia), and "Pamukkale" in honor of the country's captivating natural beauty.
The Togg plant was built on a 1.2 million square meters of area in Bursa's Gemlik district. Bursa is known as Türkiye's capital for the automotive industry, being home to manufacturing facilities of many global brands, including Fiat and Renault.