R&D on EV propulsion
In February 2013, Turkey’s Minister for Science, Industry and Technology announced that thecountry’s Scientific and Technical Research Council (TÜBITAK) will provide grants to electric carproducers covering up to 100% of the costs of conducting R&D related to electric vehicle propulsion.Turkish universities are expected to collaborate with private and public-sector players in this endeavour.As a start to ensure market demand, the Science, Industry and Technology Ministry has also promised tobuy 200 electric cars over the next five years (Anatolia News Agency, 2013). In March 2014, theGovernment announced the six finalists — all Turkish automakers — vying to build the first all-Turkishelectric car. The winner or winners of the project, to be announced in April 2014, will receive a 100million (USD 47 million) grant from the government (Anonymous, 2014).
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