Türkiye’s first national car, TOGG, delivered
Türkiye's first indigenous electric car maker Togg delivered its first vehicle to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and first lady Emine Erdoğan on April 3.
"Today, we are witnessing the fulfillment of our nation's 60-year-old dream. We placed the first order of Togg, the pride of our country, in 2019. Today, we receive the first smart vehicle. I wish that Togg, one of the first fruits of the Turkish Century, will be beneficial to all our nation," Erdoğan said at the ceremony.
"Togg was born as a symbol of the country's economic development and global development and has reached its current level of development. Unfair criticism started at the idea stage and it became a target of slander... Togg's design was built and its factory started production. Togg broke order records on the first day it went on sale," he added.
Pre-orders for the TOGG T10X were taken online on March 16-27, and a total of 177,000 vehicles were sold online, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank told reporters on April 3.
The company plans to deliver 20,000 units to the first buyers of Togg's EV model T10X, who were selected through a digital draw.
"All sold online, more than 80 percent sold through the app, a world first," the CEO of the Togg Gürcan Karakaş told reporters.
Erdoğan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev would be the first to receive a Togg, Varank said last week.
"We have also got a request from the president of Azerbaijan, Mr. Aliyev. We plan to deliver the second vehicle to Mr. Aliyev," Varank told a meeting in the capital Ankara.
The price of the standard range model T10X will start from 953,000 Turkish Liras (around $50,200) to 1.05 million liras (around $55,600), while the long-range model was priced at 1.215...