R&D on EV propulsion

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In February 2013, Turkey’s Minister for Science, Industry and Technology announced that the
country’s Scientific and Technical Research Council (TÜBİTAK) will provide grants to electric car
producers covering up to 100% of the costs of conducting R&D related to electric vehicle propulsion.
Turkish universities are expected to collaborate with private and public-sector players in this endeavour.
As a start to ensure market demand, the Science, Industry and Technology Ministry has also promised to
buy 200 electric cars over the next five years (Anatolia News Agency, 2013). In March 2014, the
Government announced the six finalists — all Turkish automakers — vying to build the first all-Turkish
electric car. The winner or winners of the project, to be announced in April 2014, will receive a 100
million (USD 47 million) grant from the government (Anonymous, 2014).

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