Minister Varank: We can do what we did with TOGG in the motorcycle industry

Creation Date: September 14, 2022 14:30

INDUSTRY and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that the right technology was invested at the right time with TOGG in the automotive industry and stated that the same can be done in the motorcycle industry. “There is a growing electric mobility industry. It has had and will continue to have important repercussions on motorcycles, just like in cars. Maybe we may be a bit behind in the production of traditional motorcycles, but we have the opportunity to seize the open window of opportunity for electric motorcycles,” said Varank. .

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in Sariyer, in İstinye Motorcycle 1st Turkey Motorcycle Workshop was organized by the Turkish Industry Association (MOTED). Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya and AK Party Deputy Kenan Sofuoğlu attended. MOTED Chairman of the Board, Basari Erbaş, stated that the dynamics of the motorcycle industry, the future potential of the motorcycle industry, and obstacles to development will be discussed at the Turkish Motorcycle Workshop.

“WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH THE OPPORTUNITY AHEAD IN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES”

Speaking here, Minister Mustafa Varank said, “There is a growing electric mobility sector. It has had and will continue to have important repercussions on motorcycles as it does on automobiles. Maybe we may be a little behind the world in the production of traditional motorcycles, but we also have the opportunity to seize the open window of opportunity for electric motorcycles. We are in constant communication with our stakeholders in order to move forward effectively,” he said.

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“WE NEED TO BRING GLOBAL BRANDS TO THIS COUNTRY”

Stating that they accepted an electric mobility vehicle development project of a company within the scope of the ‘Move Program’, Minister Mustafa Varank said, “The goal here is a stable, safe, environmentally friendly, longer maintenance interval, lower cost, close to automobile comfort but close to motorcycle flexibility for urban transportation. to produce electric mobility vehicles. Prototypes are ready, if only this project is successful, the added value will be over 4.5 billion liras in 5 years. In this period, we need to bring large-scale investments and global brands to this country. I am giving a blank check from this podium. If we can give support, as long as these companies come here, we are ready to support them,” he said.

“WE CAN DO IN THE MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY AS WE DID WITH TOGG”

Minister Varank continued his words as follows, “I would like to share a good news with you. We will implement the Supplier Development Digital Platform Project at the beginning of the year. Currently, it will identify the products that large enterprises in the automotive industry need to localize and produce these products. SMEMatching ‘s happens through us. With the Digital Supplier Platform Project, large enterprises and SMEs will come together on this platform. Just as we invested in the right technology at the right time with TOGG in the automotive industry, we can do the same in the motorcycle industry.”

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