Tesla to Launch EV Sales in Turkey, Expand Supercharger Network

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Tesla is set to enter the vehicle market in Turkey reports Motor1.com (via InsideEVs) noting the company has appointed Kemal Geçer as general manager in the country. Geçer formerly was heading the Turkish operations of Lufthansa Airlines.

Turkey’s Tesla operations will be managed by Emir Tunçyürek, a former consultant of Emir Tunçyürek, a former consultant of InsideEVs Turkey and owner of teslaturk.com which merged with the latter. His experience is one of the founders of E-Garaj, which helped expand the EV market in Turkey.

Tesla will also be expanding its Supercharger network into Turkey to support its sales of Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y, reports Daily Sabah, noting the automaker’s website has already listed some “coming soon” locations for Superchargers, including capital Ankara, Istanbul, southern Antalya and more.

Back in 2021, Turkey’s electric vehicle market saw 4,000 sold in the nation, a significant jump compared to the 1,600 in 2020.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in December, to discuss issues related to the country’s EV market, along with satellite space technology industries and more. Turkey plans to launch its TÜRKSAT 5-B satellite into orbit with SpaceX at some point.

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