Electric cars to be on roads of Turkey in 2011

Maximum speed of the electric cars would be 135 km, and they would be driven for 160 km with a full battery

Electric cars to be on roads of Turkey in 2011

Electric cars, which are started to be produced in Renault's factories in Turkey's northwestern province of Bursa, will be on the roads of Turkey by the end of 2011.

Hasan Ali Celik, chairman of industry, trade, energy, natural resources & technology committee of Turkish Parliament, said on Friday that the electric cars would started to be exported within 2011, and they would be presented to Turkish consumers by the end of next year when required infrastructure was completed.

Celik said that the maximum speed of the electric cars would be 135 km, and they would be driven for 160 km with a full battery.

These zero-emission cars can be charged with a patch cord in business places and houses. They also can be charged in 30 minutes in rapid charging stations. These cars are important as they have low energy cost and high environment sensitivity, added Celik.

Electric cars are being produced in Oyak Renault factories in Bursa province. Renault has been operating in Turkey for 40 years. Oyak Renault plant has built 15 different models so far, mostly in mid-size compact cars.

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