Türkiye started the mass production of its domestically-built EV, Togg T10X, and the first vehicles were delivered to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and First Lady Emine Erdoğan on April 3 in a ceremony at the Presidential Complex in Ankara.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Erdoğan said, “We are witnessing Türkiye's 60-year dream coming true. We placed our first order for Togg, our local and national brand and the pride of our country, in 2019. Today, we received the first smart vehicle. I wish Togg, one of the fruits of the Türkiye Century, to be auspicious for our nation."
Emphasizing that Togg has emerged, developed, and achieved its current level as a symbol of Türkiye's technological progress, economic development, and global prestige, President Erdoğan also drew attention to the incentives, saying, "Credit facilities from public banks are available. They could apply to automobiles as they did to residences."
Crossing borders, the second shipment of Togg took place in Baku, Azerbaijan to President Ilham Aliyev, who had ordered the Anadolu color. "Thank you, dear Brother. Togg is another clear example of the development of Türkiye's scientific and industrial potential under your leadership", President Aliyev said in a public message to his counterpart after receiving the car.
Further away, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received his Gemlik-colored car. During the delivery, President Erdoğan spoke on the phone with President Mirziyoyev who expresssed his gratitude, saying, "I appreciate the meaning of this gift. It will be recognized as the prosperity of the Turkic states all over the world. It is an indicator of what Türkiye can do. The doors of your ancestral homeland are always open to you."
Following Togg's groundbreaking orders, Türkiye's first battery factory is being built in Bursa's Gemlik district. Covering 607,000 square meters of area, the construction of the Siro Battery Development and Production Facility began on April 24 and is slated for completion in 2024.