The third of LeasePlan Electric and Hybrid Driving Week, which was held for the first time in Turkey in 2019, was held in Istanbul between 10-11 September 2022. Within the scope of the event, which is open to the public and free of charge by the Turkish Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Association (TEHAD) and Electric Hybrid Cars Magazine, nearly 4600 automobile and technology enthusiast visitors had the chance to experience electric vehicles on the track during a weekend. SKYWELL ET5 won the Electric Car of the Year Award, which was given for the first time this year as part of the event. 9 September World Electric Vehicle Day was also celebrated within the scope of the event, whose main sponsor was LeasePlan and financial sponsor was Garanti BBVA.
Technologies of the future are now zamhas become more common than it used to be. Environmentally friendly, quiet and attractive electric cars are one of them. As the automotive industry evolves into mobility, important steps are being taken in Turkey to experience electric vehicles and to raise awareness of consumers by examining them more closely. The third of the Electric and Hybrid Driving Week, which was held for the first time in Turkey in 2019, was held in Istanbul on 10-11 September 2022. LeasePlan is the main sponsor and Garanti BBVA is the financial sponsor of this special event, including Honda, Eurosia Marine Services, SKYWELL, BMW, Renault, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, E-Garaj, XEV, MG, ABB, Castrol On Organized by Electric Hybrid Cars Magazine and Turkish Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Association (TEHAD), with the support of many different brands such as Suzuki, Lexus, Dualtron, Enisolar, CW Enerji, G Charge, Gersan, RS Automotive Group and Enterprise. At the event, special electric and hybrid vehicles took place, from the models offered to the market in our country to the models not yet offered for sale in Turkey. same zamAt the same time, domestic projects were also presented to the guests with the participation of universities and entrepreneurs. As part of the event, nearly 4600 automobile and technology enthusiasts had the chance to experience electric vehicles on the track during a weekend. In addition, many different events such as drone races, autonomous vehicle park and solar powered charging units were attended.
“We aim to make consumers feel technology, silence and environmentalism by trying electric cars”
TEHAD President Berkan Bayram, who gave information about the event they organized to coincide with September 9, which is celebrated as the day of electric vehicles worldwide every year, said, “The industry is evolving towards electric mobility. Every year, we celebrate the day of electric vehicles with a special event to raise awareness in this direction. Although we talk about the benefits of electric cars, we are organizing this event because we believe that you cannot have an idea without experiencing this experience. We aim to make consumers feel technology, silence and environmentalism by trying electric cars. We also broke new ground in the Electric and Hybrid Driving Week, which we organized for the third time this year. With the launch of many new vehicles in Turkey, we have determined the Electric Car of the Year Award for the first time this year by public vote. Among the 7 finalists, SKYWELL ET5 won the “Electric Car of the Year 2122 Award” by receiving 35 percent of the votes in the voting, attended by 2022 people.
“We aim for zero carbon emissions in our fleet by 2030”
Talking about the 2030 plans of LeasePlan, the main sponsor of Electric and Hybrid Driving Week, one of the world's largest car rental companies, LeasePlan Turkey General Manager Türkay Oktay said, “Unfortunately, the resources of our world are too limited to keep up with our consumption rate. We all have responsibilities, both individually and institutionally. As Leaseplan, we focus on sustainability for a world that we can leave to our children and grandchildren. We are one of the founding members of the EV2017 initiative, established at the United Nations in 100, and we aim for zero carbon emissions by 2030 in our globally funded fleet. We support this organization, organized under the leadership of Electric Hybrid Cars Magazine and the Turkish Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Association (TEHAD), as we believe that it plays an important role in the spread of environmentally friendly and zero-emission vehicles across the country.