Work for Turkey’s domestic car TOGG continues at full speed. Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated, “We have prepared a comprehensive road map to build the charging infrastructure, which is critical for the development of electric vehicles, especially TOGG in Turkey. More than 2 million electric vehicles will be on the road by 2030. TOGG will undoubtedly constitute a significant part of this.”
The “Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Systems-Basic Terms and Definitions” standard, covering the basic terms and definitions used in relation to electric vehicles and charging systems, was prepared and published by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE).
Making a statement about the standard, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said, “We have prepared a comprehensive road map to build the charging infrastructure that is critical for the development of electric vehicles, especially TOGG in Turkey.”
Minister Varank stated in his statement that the terms and definitions standard was prepared with the participation of stakeholders in the sector.
Stating that the term and description standard will contribute to the formation of a common language in technical regulations, Minister Varank said, “Electric vehicle sales have been increasing at a global level in recent years. We will use more electric vehicles in our daily lives in the coming years. According to our projections, more than 2 million electric vehicles will be on the roads by 2030. A significant part of this will undoubtedly be TOGG.”
Minister Varank made the assessment that “More than 200 thousand public charging points will be needed to serve this capacity. In this respect, the charging infrastructure will grow very rapidly along with the electric vehicles in the coming years.”
Stating that Turkey’s Automobile carries out its activities in line with the determined schedule he said, “We, as the Ministry of Industry and Technology, are making the necessary infrastructure preparations with other relevant ministries. When the first domestic vehicle leaves the production line, our charging infrastructure will be at a level that supports the use of electric vehicles throughout the country.”
Stating that the standard published by TSE constitutes the first step, Varank said:
“We have prepared a comprehensive road map to build the charging infrastructure that is critical for the development of electric vehicles, especially TOGG. We have determined the steps to be taken in important topics such as technical standards, legislative regulations and investment supports in order to mature the charging ecosystem in a short time. This standard published by TSE also constitutes the basis and first step of these studies.”
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It is an indispensable matter that the charging sector, which will become widespread in Turkey in a short time and reach a significant size, has a well-functioning market system. The standards and legislative infrastructure to be established are of great importance in terms of security, user rights, and the competitive environment.
There is currently an ongoing legislation and another standard preparation for charging stations. Afterwards, other relevant arrangements will be made. This standard, which is currently prepared, is an important step in terms of being a base and a precursor of other regulations.
Stating that the standard will also contribute to legislative regulations and conformity assessments, Varank said, “It will help the rapid development of the electric vehicle ecosystem. A common language will be built in technical regulations by ensuring that all stakeholders use the same language. In short, the communication of the parties will be easier with the widespread use of the standard.”
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz