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TOGG Turkish national cars are two electric cars that are planned to be produced by Turkey's Automobile Joint Venture Group Inc.,  the first being a C-segment SUV.

TOGG, or Turkey's Automobile Joint Venture Group Inc. (TurkishTürkiye'nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu A.Ş.) is a Turkish automotive company founded as a joint venture in 2018. Anadolu Group, BMC Turkey, Kök Group, Turkcell and Zorlu Holding are major stakeholders under the umbrella institution TOBB. Each company has 19% shares and TOBB has 5% share.

It is hoped to benefit the economy of Turkey by reducing vehicle and oil imports and increasing exports,  thereby reducing the current account deficit by US$7.5 billion.

It is hoped to benefit the environment by reducing air pollution in Turkey and greenhouse gas emissions by Turkey.

The design was done by Pininfarina based on TOGG's requirements.

A factory is being built in Gemlik, with an eventual annual capacity of 175,000 units and mass production vehicles from the last quarter of 2022. On 18 July 2020, the groundbreaking ceremony for the production plant took place. The plant is constructed on a land of 100 ha (250 acres). It is planned that the construction will take 18 months. When completed, a workforce of about 4,000 will be directly employed.

The size and cell type of the batteries was not announced as part of the 2019 unveiling, nor which battery manufacturer will make them. However they may be produced domestically, will allow a range up to 500 km, the standard Turkish electrical power socket (which is 230V) will provide a full charge overnight, and fast charging will allow charging to 80% within 30 minutes. According to TOGG CEO Gürcan Karakaş one of 6 heavyweight Chinese firms will be chosen as technology partner for the batteries.

The car conforms to the standards of the European New Car Assessment Programme's five-star rating system applicable by 2022.

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