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The Legal Framework for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Turkey

Electric vehicles, according to the Turkey Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Association (“TEHAD“), are “vehicles with fuel-saving, non-oil-consuming, silent, and highly efficient engines.” The energy of an electric vehicle originates from its battery, which is converted to motional energy by another component called “the rotor.” Electric vehicles emit fewer carbon emissions than diesel/fossil fuel vehicles, making them more environmentally friendly. However, it is important to highlight that the origin of this electricity, as well as how it is generated, is critical in this context; the current eco-friendly trend is to generate electricity using wind turbines and solar panels.

With the Green Deal 2, the European Commission aimed to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 in order to address climate change. Internal combustion engines are being phased out in favor of severe emission restrictions established by countries in pursuit of their net-zero emissions goal. That could explain why, despite a drop in worldwide sales of electric cars due to the epidemic in early 20203, the volume of sales in the EU market increased by 25%.

This incentive and interest, however, does not appear to be limited to Europe. Because, as per the declaration that was recently opened for signature at COP26 Summit in Glasgow, countries would endeavor to guarantee that all new vehicle and van sales in major markets are zero emissions by the year 2035 or the year 2040 at the earliest. Governments in developing economies and emerging markets (including Turkey) will also make significant efforts to speed up the deployment and uptake of zero-emission vehicles. Market participants are likewise adhering to these promises. Indeed, according to August automotive sales numbers in the European market, that were just published, electric car sales surpassed diesel car sales for the very first time since 2017. According to data from 26 European countries, diesel sales have plummeted, while sales of electric vehicles (hybrid, electric, and cable hybrid) have gradually increased.

This worldwide interest in electric cars should be viewed as a response to the need for sustainable development and economic growth. Unless it seeks suitable answers and solutions for the needs of fast-emerging fields, this sector of law and conformity is doomed to fall behind. In response to this necessity, Turkey’s authorities have produced several legislation and standards, though in a disjointed manner, relating to the development of electric vehicles plus their components.

Electric vehicles, like other products and vehicles that use batteries, must be charged so as to function. Electric automobiles can be charged at home using conventional outlets as well as at charging stations located in a variety of places like gas stations, shopping mall parking lots, and so on. Although charging an automobile to 100% at home takes a long time, about 8-10 hours, most automobiles can be charged up to 80% at charging stations in about 30 minutes. The installation and operation of charging points must be legally controlled at this time.

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