President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated the Togg Gemlik Campus, where the serial production of Togg, which is among Turkey's vision projects, will take place. Erdogan tested the red C SUV that came off the mass production line. It is envisaged that 2030 million vehicles will be produced at the Togg Gemlik Campus by 1. Turkey's smart car, Togg, will be on the road with the "Colors of Turkey" bearing the names "Anatolia", "Gemlik", "Oltu", "Kula", "Cappadocia" and "Pamukkale".
Noting that Togg is the common pride of Turkey, President Erdoğan said, “Togg is the name of the project that makes us all enjoy this common dream for the strong future of our country. We are witnessing the realization of a 60-year-old dream with this first vehicle, which we took off the mass production line and brought before you.” said.
In his speech at the ceremony, President Erdoğan congratulated the brave men, technicians, engineers and laborers who worked day and night to get Togg off the mass production line and said, “You and our nation are proud of Nuri Demirağ, Nuri Killigil, Vecihi Hürkuş and Şakir Zümre. You honored his legacy. You know, yesterday in Ankara, we shared the good news of our vision for the Turkish Century, which will mark the new century of our Republic, with our nation. The first photograph of the Century of Turkey is the facility we put into service here, the vehicle we stand in front of.” he said.
PRIDE OF 85 MILLION
Emphasizing the importance of Togg, President Erdoğan said, “Togg is the name of the project that makes us all enjoy this common dream for a strong future of our country. We are witnessing the realization of a 60-year-old dream with this first vehicle, which we took off the mass production line and brought before you. Red on one side, white on the other. You probably understand what it means. It is the blood that makes the flags the flag, the land is the homeland if there is anyone who dies for it. For this reason, 'Togg is the common pride of 85 million people in Turkey.' we say.” used his statements.
1 MILLION VEHICLES
Erdoğan stated that when the TOGG Gemlik Campus reaches full capacity, 175 thousand vehicles will be produced here and 4 thousand 300 people will be employed directly and 20 thousand people will be indirectly employed. We will contribute more than 2030 billion dollars.” said.
BATTERY AND CHARGING STATIONS
Stating that the citizens are curious about Togg, and that he wants to clarify the most important issue of batteries and charging stations, Erdoğan said, “We have made an agreement with one of the leading companies in the world for the production of Togg lithium-ion batteries in our country. We are soon laying the foundation of the battery factory, which will be built on the 609 thousand square meter land next to the Togg facility.” used his statements.
Recalling that they said "Turkey will be the production base of electric vehicles" when they set out on this road, President Erdoğan said, "Togg is the locomotive on the way to this goal. Brethren, wherever the locomotive goes, the wagons go too. Global companies have a great interest in our country in terms of electric vehicle investments. With the support of our Ministry of Industry and Technology, we are implementing a project that will install over 81 fast charging units in all 1500 provinces in order to expand the charging infrastructure. In this context, we have granted electric vehicle charging station operating licenses to 54 companies. Togg, with its own brand Trugo, offers 81 fast chargers at more than 600 points in 1000 provinces.” said.
ON THE ROADS AT THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2023
Explaining when Togg will be on the road, Erdoğan said, “You are wondering about this too. Today, the testing and certification processes of the vehicles that come off the mass production line begin immediately. Since Togg will also dust the European roads, it will have the technical qualification certificate sought in those markets. So hopefully we will see Togg on our roads at the end of the first quarter of 2023.” said.
PRE-SALE IN FEBRUARY
Stating that another issue is how citizens can own Togg, Erdoğan said, “Our citizens will be able to place their Togg orders with the pre-sale that will start in February. Pre-sale and order terms will be announced by the company when the time comes. One of the most curious issues is what will be the price of the vehicle? We will decide together with the brave men that the price of Togg will be determined in a way that will ensure its competitiveness in the market conditions. It is both correct and impossible to announce the price of a product that will be released to the market at the end of March next year. I think the price of Togg will be announced in February when the pre-sale will start.” he said.
MINISTER VARANK: “MORE THAN A FACTORY”
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that Togg is a project that will shape the future of the automotive industry and said, “In short, Togg is a technology that transforms and transforms its user. Just as we call Togg 'more than an automobile', we call our facility where we will manufacture Togg 'more than a factory'.” said.
GÜRCAN KARAKAŞ MENTIONED NEW MODELS
TOGG Top Manager (CEO) Gürcan Karakaş gave information about the new models and said, “We have now given up on making a hatchback. Because today, we will prepare a more dynamic, more exciting Cross-Coupe, which we call the Cross-Coupe, and will gain the appreciation of our target audience more. Our sedan is coming in the first half of 2025, the Cross-Coupe is coming in 2026.” used his statements.
HİSARCIKLIOĞLU: “TOGG IS A CHALLENGE”
Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), said, “It is not easy to break the game, but as Turkish entrepreneurs, we are here to break the game and we are breaking the rules and we will continue to break them. That's why Turkey's Car is not just about making domestic and national cars. Togg is more than a car, Togg is a challenge.” said.
The ceremony was attended by Vice President Fuat Oktay, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Şentop, Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Celal Adan, Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ, Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar, Minister of Trade Mehmet Muş, Family and Social Minister of Services Derya Yanık, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca, Minister of Treasury and Finance Nureddin Nebati, Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer , Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirişci, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, Minister of Labor and Social Security Vedat Bilgin, MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli, BBP Chairman Mustafa Destici, Re-Welfare Party Chairman Fatih Erbakan , Turkey Change Party Chairman Mustafa Sarıgül, DSP Chairman Önder Aksakal, Vatan Pa Chairman of the Board Doğu Perinçek, Motherland Party Chairman İbrahim Çelebi, IYI Party Deputy Chairman Koray Aydın, Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Güler, force commanders, AK Party Deputy Chairman Numan Kurtulmuş, Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, Presidency Sözcüsü İbrahim Kalın, President of Religious Affairs Ali Erbaş, former Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Tansu Çiller, TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, ITO President Şekib Avdagiç, presidents of chambers of commerce, deputies, mayors, and many guests from the business and political worlds attended.
Many local and foreign media members and foreign guests also showed great interest in the ceremony. Before President Erdoğan's address, the final film was screened and a live connection was made to the mass production line in the assembly facility.
At the end of the ceremony, Minister Varank, Hisarcıklıoğlu and Togg stakeholders presented President Erdoğan with miniatures of all colors of NFT and Togg regarding his first order. Hisarcıklıoğlu presented Erdoğan the key of Togg, which was first off the tape to be exhibited at the Presidential Complex. Erdogan wanted the seventh color of Togg, which will be on the road with the "Colors of Turkey", to be green.
GET OFF THE MASS PRODUCTION TAPE WITH APPLICATIONS
Togg's first smart device, the C-SUV, came off the mass production line with the applause of 300 Togg employees. President Erdoğan came to the ceremony area with a red C SUV that came off the mass production line. TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu presented the certificate of Erdogan's first Togg order.
During his visit to the Gemlik Campus, where the mass production of Togg will be made, President Erdoğan took photos with “5 Babayiğits” and 500 factory workers. While the commemorative photo shoot was held in front of the "Long Live the Republic" inscription, 6 Togg vehicles of different colors took place in the area. President Erdoğan visited the body and assembly section during his factory tour. President Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan then tested the Togg vehicle.
A PERSONAL DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Excitement was at its peak for the opening of the Gemlik Campus, where the mass production of Togg will take place. The guests had the one-on-one driving experience of Togg by riding the simulation in the field. Smart charging stations were also introduced in the foyer area, where the body and battery sections of Togg vehicles were exhibited. Videos of Togg's production phase were also projected onto the screens in the area.
AT THE OPENING IN THE “REVOLUTION”
At the Togg Gemlik Campus, the “Devrim” car and Togg vehicles were exhibited, which was produced in 1961 upon the instruction of President Cemal Gürsel and started Turkey's domestic automobile adventure. The Devrim car, which was exhibited in the foyer with Togg's C-SUV and sedan model, attracted great attention from the guests.
ON THE ROADS WITH “COLORS OF TURKEY”
Turkey's smart car Togg, which is expected to enter the mass production process after the opening, will be on the road with the "Colors of Turkey" bearing the names "Anatolia", "Gemlik", "Oltu", "Kula", "Cappadocia" and "Pamukkale".
LANDSCAPE WITH TOGG EMBLEM
Direction signs with the words "Togg" were placed at the junctions where transportation to the facility is provided from the Bursa-Yalova highway by the General Directorate of Highways teams. Landscape works reflecting Togg's emblem were carried out on the roads and junctions of the facility, which is 5 kilometers away from the highway.
In addition to being a global brand in the field of mobility, Togg is an important step towards a “cleaner and greener future”. Togg aims to make significant contributions to the dissemination of clean energy, reduction of carbon emissions, and therefore to the sustainable world.
CARBON FOOTPRINT WILL BE REDUCED
In the Gemlik Campus, where the mass production of Togg will be carried out, where the engineering, design and production facilities as well as the test tracks are located, reducing the carbon footprint is also a priority. The facility, where smart robots will be used on the assembly line, will host Europe's clean paint shop. The level of volatile organic compounds will be 7th of the European norms and one 9th of the Turkish norms.