Skywell to Innovate in the Field of Energy Storage in Turkey
Electric vehicle manufacturer Skywell is taking an innovative step in the field of energy storage with its battery factory planned to be established in Turkey. Skywell will play a significant role in the field of energy storage with the Battery Development and Production Factory, which is scheduled to be established in the first quarter of 2024.
Electric vehicles and energy storage systems are becoming increasingly important worldwide. Energy storage systems of pioneering companies have a great potential to meet energy demand and enhance energy efficiency. Energy storage systems are of great importance for future energy needs. Skywell’s investment in battery and energy storage systems in Turkey stands out as a step towards addressing the energy needs of the future, not only in Turkey but also in Europe. Skywell Turkey aims to play a leading role both domestically and internationally by focusing on the advantages of energy storage technology.
The Future of Battery Storage and Conservation
Mahmut Ulubaş, CEO of Skywell Turkey, stated, “We are excited to produce batteries, a highly significant element in the transformation of the automotive market, in Turkey. We have started the countdown for our battery factory, which will open by the first quarter of 2024. Nowadays, energy storage systems also hold a critical importance. Storage systems offer vital contributions to users and the grid beyond supporting renewable energy. We anticipate that with the increase of renewable energy in our country, these efforts will accelerate us towards a sustainable future, making significant contributions to our economy.”
Skywell Turkey, along with Ulu Motor from the Ulubaş Group and Skywell, the producer of China’s largest technology companies Skyworth, recently reached an agreement to establish a Battery Development and Production factory in Turkey. According to the agreement, a battery production factory with an 800 + 4C architecture will be opened by the first quarter of 2024. With these batteries, the charging power will increase from 120 kW to 480 kW, allowing for 0 to 80% charge in just 8 minutes.
Following the electricity storage regulation prepared by EPDK and published in the Official Gazette on November 19, 2022, applications to establish storage-integrated wind and solar power plants rapidly increased.
Within the first 10 days, the investment demand for storage reached $110 billion, and later it climbed to $230 billion. Despite the solar and wind capacity being around 30,000 megawatts, applications for a capacity of 164,200 megawatts were submitted by investors. A total of 2,753 preliminary license applications were made to EPDK for storage, spreading across all regions of Turkey.
About Ulu Motor
Established within the Ulubaş Group in 2004 to conduct distribution activities, Ulu Motor is one of the most significant companies involved in the group’s technological transformation processes with a vision to pioneer mobility transformation. Ulu Motor is responsible for the distribution of Skywell and Leapmotor brands belonging to China’s largest technology company Skyworth Group in 15 countries in Turkey and Europe, emphasizing mobility solutions, distribution, technology partnerships, as well as providing an innovative and flawless service approach in the post-sales period in the Turkish and European markets. Ulu Motor has also reached an agreement with Skyworth to establish a Battery Development and Production factory in Turkey by the first quarter of 2024. Representing the Proton and Avia brands in Turkey in the fields of automobiles, trucks, and LPG, Ulu Motor continues its efforts towards clean energy instead of fossil fuel consumption for a cleaner environment and a better world.