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Monday, 04 February 2019 11:00

Environmentally friendly auto technologies vital in Turkey

Environmentally friendly auto technologies vital in Turkey

“Turkey is determined to boost the sales of hybrid and electric automobiles in the country. Developing and using low-consumption, environmentally friendly automobile technologies in our country is vital for us”, Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay said at Toyota plant in Turkey’s Sakarya province, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the press statement of AK Parti (Justice and Development Party).

According to Fuat Oktay, right now the country is at the ground level in terms of sales of hybrid and electric cars.

“Last year, nearly 4,000 hybrid cars and 155 electric cars were sold in Turkey. However, total automobile sales totaled nearly half a million”, Fuat Oktay said.

Over 486,000 automobiles were sold in Turkey in 2018, down 33 percent from a year earlier, according to the Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD).

Oktay said the new hybrid car's production in Turkey is an important landmark in this field.

He said the government provides considerable tax advantages such as up to 50 percent tax reduction to encourage hybrid car production.

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