Turkish Government wants investments in environmentally friendly cars

Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergun has said that the government plans to encourage Turkish industrialists to invest in environmentally friendly options for vehicles.

Ergun was speaking whilst on a visit to a competition in which solar energy cars from different Universities competed against one another, organised by the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK).

Ergun said that the opening of a new research and development centre should be encouraged. He said: “With the change in the structure of our ministry we will focus on Research and Development projects more than we used to … and cooperation with TÜBİTAK plays a prominent role in this regard.”

A recently announced Industry Strategy Document that covers the period from 2011 to 2014 suggests fundamental reforms for the automotive industry in Turkey. One of the key targets was to produce Turkey’s first national car brand. Vehicle production of Turkish automotive industry increased by 26 percent, to 1,095,000 in 2010. The country’s vehicle exports in 2010 increased 20 percent with exports worth $17.3 billion to 170 countries.

With Turkish development and growth stretching out to all areas, Turkey is really enjoying a great period right now. Turkish property, Turkish economy, and now investment in Turkish environmentally friendly cars show the extensive work the government is doing to progress.


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