The size of the smart e-mobility market in the world is expected to exceed 2.8 billion dollars from 2023 to 2032, and the electric vehicles market size is expected to be 2.1 billion dollars by 2032.

The European electric vehicle fleet is almost 8 million units today and it is expected to reach 40 million units in 2030.The European e-mobility market is estimated to have a 34% market share and a size of $790 billion by 2030 in terms of electric vehicle sales and charging infrastructure.

China, a giant market where 60% of global electric vehicle sales occur, is the leader in the overall e-mobility market both in Asia-Pacific region and globally.

Türkiye Energy Efficiency 2030 Strategy and II. National Energy Efficiency Action Plan Document Published

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources published Turkey’s Energy Efficiency 2030 Strategy and II. National Energy Efficiency Action Plan Document.

The document, published with regulations within the scope of the European Green Deal and the Climate Law, prioritizes expanding the use of renewable energy, increasing energy storage investments and recycling batteries. This action plan defines the work that needs to be done to achieve Turkey’s 2053 net zero emission target by popularizing hydrogen and e-mobility, and the steps it will take in the field of energy efficiency between 2024 and 2030.

Promoting energy efficiency in the transportation sector will be prioritized

In the action plan, collecting higher vehicle taxes from vehicles with high fuel consumption and emissions, and raising awareness about low-emission electric and hybrid vehicles is highlighted. The action plan also includes the development of scrap incentive mechanisms for the vehicle stock in our country, emission reduction strategies, as well as the development of projects that would form the basis of transportation master plans, zoning and urban transportation plans.

Particularly with the legal regulations, the plan also includes renewing the vehicle fleets of public institutions with hybrid or electric vehicles and making renewable fuel vehicles mandatory at a certain rate.

Development of micro-mobility in urban transportation

Within the framework of this plan, along with awareness-raising activities regarding mobility in cities, it becomes even more important to make preparations for bicycle travel and bicycle and pedestrian path infrastructure on the basis of sustainable city understanding.

Increasing micro-mobility opportunities, the construction of bicycle, pedestrian paths, bicycle parking areas, integration with rail and sea access, dissemination of new technologies of car sharing, mobility and micro-mobility, which are widespread in Europe and the USA, fast (dedicated) lines and alternative transportation methods are also included in the plan.

Awareness and training activities also stand out in order to increase the use of e-scooters and electric bicycles, to integrate credit cards and mobile software applications into transportation alternatives in cities, and to give priority to electric models, especially in new buses to be purchased by municipalities for public transportation.

Popularization of Electro-mobility

While there are expectations that there will be more than 1 million electric cars in Turkey in 2030, expanding the charging network is also of particular importance. The action plan includes making adjustments in the technical specifications so that lighting poles can also be used as charging stations, and dynamic pricing based on time and location at charging stations with this perspective. On the other hand, making arrangements regarding the area that should be reserved for electric vehicles in zoning plans and the Parking Regulations are among the steps to be taken.

Intelligent Transportation Systems will be developed

Within the framework of this plan, another important issue is adjusting signaling times with applications that detect vehicle and human density using artificial intelligence for mobility planning. The establishment of the National Intelligent Transportation Systems Data Management Center by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the harmonization of infrastructure and data transfer with the Urban Traffic Management Centers, and the digitalization of transportation data for all kinds of vehicle and pedestrian movements; and the studies on traffic flow, security, energy efficiency, the creation of a mobility management supported by environmentally smart transportation systems are included in the plan.

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