Sabancı Holding Industry Group President and TEMSA Chairman of the Board Alemdar said, “Lastly, we used the battery packs we developed and produced in our own battery facility for our electric vehicles that we exported to abroad last month.”
An online press conference was held with the participation of Cevdet Alemdar and TEMSA Senior Manager (CEO) Tolga Kaan Doğancıoğlu regarding TEMSA Transportation Vehicles’ (TEMSA) vision on electric vehicles.
In his speech at the meeting, Alemdar stated that TEMSA has started to work in the field of new technologies many years ago, and today it is one of the few companies in the world that has made multiple models ready for mass production on electric vehicles.
Alemdar said, “Today we see TEMSA as an automotive-focused technology company rather than just an automotive company. We develop all the technologies that lead the industry, especially our electric vehicles, in our Adana facility with our own engineers and our own R&D team.” he spoke.
Stating that battery and battery technology has always been questioned when it comes to electric vehicles, Alemdar said, “We are now developing and producing the batteries and battery packs we use in our electric vehicles at TEMSA’s facilities in Adana. Lastly, we have our own batteries in our electric vehicles exported abroad in the past month. We used the battery packs we developed and produced in our facility. It is very proud for us to realize such an important project within TEMSA. ” used the expressions.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE ON THE ROAD TO THE USA
Stating that TEMSA focuses on sustainability and technology in its growth strategy, Alemdar said:
“At the intersection of these two issues, we already see electric vehicles. We trust ourselves and our technology here. As TEMSA, we made our first electric vehicle export to Sweden in the past month. So what you call Sweden, which has really owned this technology for many years, has revealed a serious vision in this matter. Perhaps the country that embraces this issue the most in the world It is really valuable to make our first export here as TEMSA.
For example, the world’s largest technology companies in the USA use our TEMSA branded buses for the transportation of their employees. We will see our electric vehicles around here in the upcoming period. The studies and developments of this continue. Our best selling vehicle model in the USA is TS45 We are preparing to produce the electric model of this vehicle. One prototype is currently being tested in California. We hope that our electric vehicles, which we have produced in Adana with their battery packs and hoods, will be on the roads in different parts of the USA, especially in Silicon Valley. The electric vehicles that we make ready for mass production, the battery packs we develop with domestic facilities, the technologies we export and will be exported. It’s all part of this vision. “
NEW CENTER FOR R&D WORKS: TEMSATECH
Underlining that TEMSA has been investing heavily in R&D and innovation for many years, Doğancıoğlu stated that the TEMSATech platform was established within the company for new technologies. Stating that TEMSATech works in many different areas such as autonomous vehicles, power distribution and vehicle charging units, charging stations as well as electric vehicles, Doğancıoğlu said, “About 30 engineers work here. Electric vehicles that we export to Sweden are a product of TEMSATech for example. . ” said.
Stating that battery technologies are the heart of electric vehicles, Doğancıoğlu said, “Today, the vehicles we have developed as TEMSA can be charged in a maximum of 2 hours. On the other hand, the range is related to the size of the battery. Here, we offer a range of 300-400 kilometers for vehicles that we make ready for mass production.” made his comment.
“WE WORK WITH SKODA ON HYDROGEN”
Explaining that TEMSA has been carrying out its work on electric vehicles for a long time, Doğancıoğlu said, “We supply battery raw materials from abroad as we do all over the world. We did not experience any disruption here due to the pandemic. In addition, we work with Skoda Transportation, especially hydrogen on alternative fuels. Skoda’s technological power is very important here. I hope we will announce our concrete work on this in the coming days. ” he spoke.
“MORE THAN HALF OF THE BUSES WILL BE ELECTRIC BY 2025”
Tolga Kaan Doğancıoğlu, who also shared information about future goals, said, “We aim to meet more than half of our total bus volume by electric vehicles by 2025. We allocate approximately 4 percent of our turnover to R&D every year. We expect the share of exports in our electric vehicles to reach 80 percent. If we look at it in the short term, we plan to reach a business volume of 2-3 times the previous year. ” found in the description.
Pointing out that new products can also be produced by TEMSA in cooperation with Skoda Transportation, Doğancıoğlu said, “Skoda Transportation is a company with great experience in rail systems. In the short term, we can cooperate in trolleybuses. For the production of these, TEMSA’s factory in Adana has both infrastructure and knowledge. Trains and trams are also product areas we regularly monitor. In addition, we will closely follow the public tenders with Skoda. ” said.
TEMSA APPLIED TO LEAVE THE CONCORDATO OF ITS OWN CONCERT IN DECEMBER 2020
On the other hand, according to the information given at the meeting, TEMSA, which started to operate under the umbrella of Sabancı Holding – PPF Group partnership with the share transfer realized in the previous months, is entering the new period ambitiously.
The company, which agreed to restructure the share transfer transactions with banks, also made an application to exit the concordat with its own consent in December 2020; The concordat process at TEMSA ended with the decision of the relevant court.
In addition to all these developments, TEMSA has attracted attention with the important deliveries it has made abroad in the last few months. The most prominent among these was the Swedish export of TEMSA to Sweden, which went down in history as the first electric vehicle delivery in its history.
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