The 208 robots installed at the Gemlik factory, northwest of Bursa, where Turkey’s first all-electric domestic car is being developed, have started partial trials after completing tests without parts.
The news was shared in a statement issued by Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture Group (Togg), the consortium developing the car.
Construction work on the Gemlik facility, which is central to Togg’s “Journey to Innovation” goal, is rapidly approaching completion, according to plan.
“The 208 bodybuilding robots, of which 97% have been completed, have started partial cell tests after the tests without parts. This step will be followed by experimental productions by assembling cells. Once this process is complete, it will be ready for mass production in the last quarter of the year,” the company said.
In May, 99 percent of the paint installation and 95 percent of the assembly installation were completed at the Gemlik site, he added.
At the paint facility, where 83,935 meters (275,377 ft) of electrical wiring and 36,770 meters of pipeline were laid, the tanks began to undergo water testing.
In the assembly plant, 99,210 meters of electrical wiring and 58,330 meters of pipe were laid.
Construction of the Togg Gemlik facility, which is built on a total open area of 1.2 million square meters (12.9 million square feet), will be completed by the end of June.
The Togg will be ready for mass production in the last quarter of 2022. After completion of homologation tests, the SUV, the first C-segment vehicle, will be launched at the end of the first quarter of 2023.
Later, C-segment Sedan and Hatchback models will enter the production line. In the following years, with the addition of the B-SUV and C-MPV to the family, the product range consisting of five models carrying the same DNA will be complete.
Togg plans to produce one million vehicles by 2030, producing five different models based on a single platform.