TOGG Passes Harsh Weather Tests, Set to Launch by End 2022
Turkey’s first domestic fully electric car is undergoing successful tests under harsh winter conditions at accredited test centers. According to Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (TOGG), the consortium developing the car:
“We continue to achieve successful results that warm our hearts at the world’s leading accredited test centers in difficult track conditions up to minus 40 degrees.”
TOGG was launched on June 25, 2018 led by former tech-giant Bosch executive Karakaş, who was appointed CEO in 2018. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in December 2019 unveiled prototypes for the SUV and a sedan, both fully electric and C-segment models. TOGG will produce 5 different models – an SUV, sedan, C-hatchback, B-SUV and B-MPV – through 2030.
Construction of Togg’s engineering, design and production facilities began on July 18, 2020. Built on an area of 1.2 square kilometers in the Gemlik district of northwestern Bursa province. TOGG has opted for advanced lithium-ion battery technology company Farasis as its business partner for the battery.
TOGG SUV undergoing cold weather testing
Turkey’s homegrown car will reach 80% charge in under 30 minutes thanks to its fast-charging capabilities. It will have a range of between 300 to 500 kilometers. According to previous reports, it would take 7.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h with 200 horsepower and under 4.8 seconds with a 400 horsepower unit
According to Karakaş, TOGG is getting closer to its targets and is all set to launch the SUV followed by the sedan. He said:
“We will start trial production at the end of July 2022” at the facility where some 250 robots will operate. The first mass-produced vehicle will be ready by the end of 2022.”