Minister: Domestic car production will be stimulated in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 9
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: Turkey will prepare a package of measures to stimulate the production of domestic cars, Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Nihat Ergun was quoted today by Sabah newspaper.
According to the minister, Turkey has great experience in the car production, but has not produced a domestic car yet.
Turkey ranks sixth in car production in Europe. The country produces or assembles Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN cars. Moreover, Turkey manufactures BMC, Temsa and Otokar buses.
According to the Turkish Statistics Institute (TUİK), the number of vehicles operating in the country reached 17,653,281.
According to the report, some 51.4 per cent of vehicles are cars, 16.4 per cent - trucks, 15.3 per cent - motorcycles, 8.7 per cent - tractors, 1.4 per cent - buses and 6.8 per cent different vehicles.
The report also said that some 41.5 per cent of cars use liquefied gas as fuel, 31.9 per cent use petrol and 26.1 per cent use diesel fuel.