ELECTRIC CAR RACE FIA-ETCR IS COMING TO TURKEY
TR MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that the Electric Touring Cars World Championship (FIA-ETCR) has the potential to reach hundreds of millions of viewers around the world, and said, "In addition to its global economic impact, it will play a positive role in the promotion of Istanbul. In this way, Turkish brands will be able to gain a global presence. We can raise awareness.” said.
Organized with the contribution of the International Motor Sports Federation (FIA), the Electric Touring Cars World Championship will be held for the first time in Istanbul, hosted by the Beyoğlu Municipality, with the support of the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation (TOSFED) and Emso Sportif.
AT ISTANBUL PARK ON 20-22 MAY
Speaking at the introductory meeting held in Shipyard Istanbul regarding the competition to be held in Istanbul Park on May 20-22, Varank said that he was excited both as the Minister of Industry and Technology and as a racing fan. Talking about the increasing interest in electric vehicles in Turkey, Varank said that this situation also found its way in automobile sports, and that the public's support is of great importance in such competitions, along with the interest of the citizens.
CENTURY OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Varank thanked Emso Sportif for contributing to the inclusion of Turkey in the organization calendar and Beyoğlu Municipality for its hosting, and wished the FIA Electric Car Racing World Cup to be beneficial for Turkey. Noting that the era they are in will be the century of electric vehicles, Varank stated that electric vehicles have brought a total transformation in the mobility sector, battery technologies have developed, and the share of electronics in vehicle components is increasing day by day.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Varank said, "Unfortunately, there were times when we, as Turkey, remained a spectator to the transformations that took place in the past. Today, this situation has obviously changed. Turkey is now able to take quick action towards new trends thanks to its advanced technology and innovation infrastructure. Thanks to the investments, we have gained a great momentum especially in the last period.” he said.
RIGHT TECHNOLOGY AT THE RIGHT TIME
Minister Varank stated that they witnessed Turkey's potential together at TEKNOFEST, the world's largest aviation, space and technology festival, and talked about the success they have achieved in unmanned aerial vehicle technologies and the interest shown by the world to them. "Today, there is a Turkey that invests in the right technology at the right time." Varank emphasized that they are one of the countries where the winds of change in the automotive industry are felt most clearly.
Noting that they have significant capacities in the automotive industry, Varank said, "We have intensified our efforts to carry this capacity even further. We are working on electric, autonomous and connected vehicle technologies. We focus on smart transportation systems, shared mobility, new generation materials and even mobility living spaces." used the phrases.
TARGET TO BE THE PRODUCTION BASE OF EUROPE
Reminding the interest of TOGG in the USA at the world's largest technology fair, Varank said that the domestic and national vehicle will have a much greater impact when it is released, and that Turkey will rapidly advance towards its goal of becoming Europe's production base for electric vehicles.
Industry and Technology Minister Varank touched upon the climate crisis that the world is facing and the increasingly devastating effect of global warming, and said that the way to combat it is to reduce carbon emissions. Emphasizing that they have to adapt technologies that are based on clean energy and that do not emit carbon, Varank talked about the benefits of the transformation that can be achieved in the automotive industry that consumes fossil fuels.
THE COMPETITION WILL ADD A LOT TO TURKEY
Minister Varank said, "There are important opportunities for organizations such as the Electric Car Racing World Cup to raise public awareness and raise awareness about the future of the world. This race has the potential to reach hundreds of millions of viewers in 127 countries around the world. Besides its global economic impact, it plays a positive role in the promotion of Istanbul. In this way, we can raise awareness of Turkish brands on a global scale." said.
WILL SHIP TO THE WORLD SHOWCASE
Stating that they will host an organization that will bring Turkey to the world showcase as well as an important sporting event for the technologies of the future, Varank said, "In this regard, I fully believe that the FIA Electric Car Racing World Cup will add a lot to our country." used the phrases. Noting that they will contribute in every way to support the organization, Varank stated that they would like to see the race on the streets of Beyoğlu in the coming years.
WE MUST URGENTLY TRANSFORM ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Hasan Suver, Deputy Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate ChangeTalking about the disasters caused by climate change in the recent period, he said that they have to quickly convert to electric vehicles because they consume fossil fuels and cause carbon emissions.