A fast-growing market for electric vehicles and the nation’s commitment to achieving a net-zero emission economy by 2053 will require Türkiye to prepare its power grids for the EV transition. Authors from SHURA Energy Transition Center partnered with RAP and EPRA to explore current barriers to and solutions for managing the growing charging demand from electric passenger cars — while eliciting the highest benefits for society and the environment.

This update of a 2019 report analyses in detail the impacts expected by 2035 from integrating EVs into the distribution power grid in four representative regions, and proposes innovative actions to prepare the country’s power system optimally at lowest cost. The authors identify investment requirements arising from e-mobility, measures to reduce grid investments through smart charging mechanisms that ensure efficient grid use, and policy recommendations for anticipatory grid planning.

Solutions include accelerating the market for EVs and the market for charging services in parallel; developing e-mobility-oriented distribution grid investment strategies; as well as time-specific and region-specific charging measures, guidance for more cost-reflective electricity and network pricing; implementing smart charging mechanisms to limit the impact of e-mobility loads on distribution grids; and developing new business models for EV charging.

This report is also available in Turkish.