IICEC Conference: Electric Vehicles Outlook Global & Turkey

Electric vehicles pose great importance for energy and climate dynamics, thus is now one of the major items on global and Turkey’s agenda. The topic was widely discussed during a high-level, timely conference: ‘Electric Vehicles Outlook - Global & Turkey’ organized in Istanbul by Sabancı University Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate (IICEC). During the conference, the role of electric vehicles and e-mobility in the future of energy and climate was elaborated, discussed and future perspectives were outlined. In addition, IICEC’s “Turkey Electric Vehicles Outlook” report, a first-of-itskind study in Turkey, launch was also made during the conference.

At the conference which Dr. Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) made opening speech, our Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Haydar Yenigün, participated as a guest speaker. In his speech, where he shared his evaluations on electrification from an automotive perspective, Mr. Yenigün said, “The Green Deal gives us clear guidance and countries commit to it. As a matter of fact, most of the members of OSD will switch to nearly all of their production to electric vehicles by 2030. Because the automotive industry in Turkey exports more than 85% of its production to Europe; first passenger cars will go electric, and they will be followed by light commercial vehicles, and then trucks and buses will join to the electric club’’. In his speech, in which he stated that it would not be enough for the Automotive Industry to produce suitable vehicles in the transformation process to electrification, he also mentioned the importance of the need for holistic policy.

Video linki : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQFmIBj4r7w&t=5508s

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