Tesla Teases Launch in Turkey on April 4
Tesla posted an Instagram story today with the word “Türkiye” and the mention of “4/4” suggesting April 4, followed by a side-eyes emoji and a picture of a Tesla Model 3.
The post suggests Tesla plans to launch in Turkey next month.
Back in December 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with Turkey’s president about Tesla and SpaceX. In January of this year, it was reported Tesla was set to launch in Turkey and expand its Supercharger network.
In January, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank visited Silicon Valley and held meetings at Tesla’s Fremont factory in California.
“Tesla is one of the automobile brands of the future in the automotive industry. It is currently trying to expand its influence all over the world. It is one of the largest companies in China and is trying to be effective in the European market with its factory in Germany,” said Varank, according to Daily Sabah.
“It also wants to enter the Turkish market,” added Varank. “Tesla’s activities regarding entering the Turkish market with its charging stations are underway. Actually, they were going to come to Türkiye before but the process took a little longer due to their own internal evaluations,” detailed the minister.
With Tesla ramping up production of Model Y at Gigafactory Berlin to 5,000 vehicles per week, plus Giga Shanghai continuing to churn out Model 3 and Model Y in consistent numbers, it’s clear capacity for a new launch in Turkey may be just around the corner.