Four students studying at different universities in Turkey designed an electric car

Zeytin Project is a pedal-assisted electric vehicle with two hub motors.

Zeytin was made by four engineering students living in Turkey.

These four students, whose departments are Robotics, Materials and Computer Engineering, designed the Zeytin vehicle in 3 months and manufactured it in an auto-repair shop in just 18 days.

The members of the team met in high school and worked together to identify innovative initiatives. The ‘Powder Titanium Syntel Foaming Method’ project, in which two members were involved, was the 1st in Europe.

After first working on processing technologies, the team started to produce industrial parts in Midak Energy Information company, which they established in 2020 in order to take the necessary actions for their projects. They started the first order negotiations in Zeytin project, which they carried out adjacent to the production of industrial parts, and they continue to work with the aim of starting mass production at the end of 2022.

From the developers of Zeytin

“With our initiatives and projects, our goal is to strive to ensure the welfare of the world and build the future in Istanbul, which is a cultural and geographical bridge between Asia and Europe.”

Tayyib Ekmel, Technical Manager, 22

“Our work in projects in various fields has been very beneficial for us to gain an industrial perspective, and it is a key for us to make sense of the processes.”

Yahya, Design Manager, 22

“Curiosity is the teacher of science, and knowledge is like drinking sea water. You get thirsty when you drink salty water, and you drink when you’re thirsty. It is very difficult not to be curious at the time of information.”

Enes, Information Technologies, 22

The two hub motors at the back of Zeytin work with pure electric power or by supporting the front pedal with an adjustable pedal assist step system. Zeytin, which has a high safety factor due to its chassis structure, has a maximum speed of 40 km/h and a range of 100-120 kilometers.

Thanks to its suspensions, the vehicle can carry up to 350-400 kilos of additional weight. The vehicle is designed to be used on islands, airports, large areas, and short-medium distances in cities-countries.

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