Saturday, 20 July 2024
Konya to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations

Konya to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations

A charging station license specific to Konya has been obtained. Ismail Hakkı Karaca, the Chairman of the Board of Konya Electric Vehicles Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of MUSIAD Konya Branch, provided detailed information about the work.

Ismail Hakkı Karaca, the Chairman of the Board of Konya Electric Vehicles Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of MUSIAD Konya Branch, provided detailed information about their work, stating that they have undertaken important projects in Konya. Karaca said, "As MUSIAD Konya, we had previously presented a project with the vision of Carbon Neutral City Konya 2042. As part of this project, many cities are implementing projects on decarbonization policies under the Paris Climate Agreement. We also put forward a project about our city by taking a model from some Western cities. We based the project on four pillars because the carbon emissions of cities consist of four elements, which account for over 95% of the total. The first was to determine where the city's electricity comes from. Konya is in a very positive position in this regard, as about 65% of our city's electricity is generated from renewable sources. Increasing this to 100% is not a distant goal."

Karaca stated that their company, which is related to transportation and logistics, is a joint venture called "Konya Electric Vehicles and Logistics Company" with 134 partners. Under this company, they developed a policy with four main objectives. The first objective was to obtain a special charging station license from EPDK for Konya. They aimed to establish all their stations in Konya. As of now, the production of their charging stations is about to finish, and they hope to start operating them after the holiday season. They will increase the number of charging stations in the city significantly. The second objective is to promote the use of electric vehicles in the city. They imported some two-person, motorcycle-licensed vehicles with replaceable batteries and a range of 150 km to satisfy the needs of both transportation and corporate vehicles. For the third objective, they plan to implement a rental model for electric vehicles, such as scooters, in collaboration with the metropolitan municipality. They have designed a model that can be used throughout the year. They intend to place these vehicles at different points in the city and allow people to use them by using an application on their phones, limiting their use to specific areas of the city. Finally, for the fourth objective, they are currently exploring ways to manufacture these vehicles in Konya.