Turkish Rival to Citroen Ami; “Ceryan”

Developed by the engineering firm of Çukurova Teknokent, the single-door and 100-kilometer range electric vehicle “Ceryan” is getting ready for mass production after the road tests have been completed.

With the spread of electric vehicles, small vehicles for urban use are also diversifying. Citroen Ami, XEV Yoyo and Silence S04, which is planned to arrive in our country in 2023, can be given as examples of these vehicles. According to the news, there is a study on this market in Turkey as well.

Solvaytech Engineering, supported by TUBITAK Technology and Innovation Support Programs Presidency (TEYDEB), started working to produce domestic electric vehicles 4 years ago. The company in Çukurova Teknokent organized a competition to determine the design of the vehicle after completing the undercarriage and electronic systems. An internet survey was conducted for 4 applicants who received high scores in the evaluation of the jury.

The prototype of the light segment L6E class vehicle called “Ceryan” was prepared based on the design chosen by 6,000 votes from 16 thousand people who participated in the survey. Road tests of “Ceryan”, whose physical development process was completed in 2 years, were also carried out. At the current stage, it is stated that the agreements for mass production are continuing and efforts are being made to negotiate with local companies whenever possible.

What are Ceryan’s Features?

According to the information given by the owner of the company, Özgür Polat, Ceryan has a weight of 450 kilograms. It is stated that the small 2-door electric vehicle is designed for 2 people, but offers the opportunity to carry up to 4 passengers. The vehicle, which can reach a speed of 45 km / h due to its class, comes with two different battery options that offer a range of 60 km and 100 km. It is also among the information that Ceryan can charge itself with its solar panels.

Polat stated that they met with local companies for mass production and said, “We aim to produce and use locally the tire, rim, chassis, differential, interior and exterior body parts, as well as the battery technologies and control systems we have designed. For this, we continue our negotiations with companies in Turkey. Serial production We are about to finalize the deals.” he said.

Expressing that they are focusing on completing the supply chain, Polat said:

“We aim to enter the Turkish market by realizing the issues such as the facility layout plan and calculation of the personnel need for the factory installation, and to export after reaching a certain size in the domestic market. At current prices, the 100-kilometer battery of our vehicle costs about 9 liras if it is charged at home, and 15 liras if it is charged at work. will have,” he said.

Ece Nagihan

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