Mustafa Varank, who met with the authorities at Tesla’s Fremont factory, said that they wanted the company to invest in technology and production in Turkey and that they offered proposals in this regard.
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank visited Tesla’s Fremont factory in the USA. Sharing the details of the meetings he held, Varank said that Tesla wants to enter the Turkish market and continues to work on it.
Referring to Tesla’s position in the world market, Varank said, “Tesla is one of the automobile brands of the future in the automotive industry. Currently, it is trying to expand its influence and market all over the world. One of the largest companies in China is trying to be effective in the European market with its factory in Germany, It also wants to enter the Turkish market.” said.
Stating that the company is in talks about coming to the Turkish market, Varank said, “Tesla’s activities related to entering the Turkish market with charging stations are continuing. Actually, they were going to come to Turkey before, but the process took a little longer due to their own internal evaluations.” he said.
“Invest in Turkey”
Emphasizing that they care about Tesla’s investment in technology in Turkey, Varank said, “Turkey has a very serious incentive system, especially in terms of investment and R&D. We said, ‘Come, take advantage of this, invest.’ It is important for them to enter the market, but for us. “It is important for them to invest in technology and production. We have submitted our proposals regarding these. Currently, Tesla already has suppliers from Turkey.” used the phrases.
Noting that the company is the only supplier in Turkey and that they have products that are produced only in Turkey, Varank said:
“It is important for us that they use such an infrastructure. We will continue negotiations in the coming period. We invite global brands from all over the world to our country. We invite all companies in different sectors, as well as in the automotive industry, to invest in Turkey. As you know, after Covid-19, there has been a significant increase in value chains in the world. “We are experiencing a change and transformation. Western countries are in search of different suppliers. Turkey is one of the most important alternatives. In this sense, we want to cooperate with Tesla as well. We made our offers.”
It is known that Tesla is preparing for the Turkish market. For this, the company, which continues its work on the installation of charging stations and service points, is expected to start sales with Model 3 and Model Y in the first quarter of this year.