According to a Motor1 report, Tesla has appointed Kemal Gecer as general manager in the Turkish auto market. Tesla’s official website says that it will introduce the supercharger in the regions of Ankara, Antalya, Aydin, Bursa, Edirne, Istanbul and Konya.
This Tesla Supercharger effort in fact covers a large part of the Balkans with a number of fast charging points in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and other countries in the region.
If you add up, the electric cars sold in Turkey have almost touched 4,000 units. Meanwhile, in 2020, the Turkish automotive market can only sell 1,600 electric vehicles.
This year, Turkey is expected to present 7,000-8,000 electric vehicles. That number could increase if consumer demand for electric cars increases.
Apart from that, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that his company is having problems entering foreign markets. One of the challenges he experienced was exorbitant taxes.