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Turkish ministry of energy to opt for electric cars

Business Materials 5 September 2018 18:47

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 5

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources will opt for electric and hybrid cars in the future, the ministry told Trend on Sept. 5.

Since 2021, the ministry has had the intention to rent cars exclusively with hybrid and electric engines.

"The transition to cars with hybrid and electric engines will save about 30 percent of the costs," the ministry said.

The amount of vehicles in Turkey decreased by 24.6 percent in July 2018 compared with the same period last year, amounting to 22,731,759.

Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in car production. Models of Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN are currently assembled in Turkey.

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