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Delegation from Konya

Electrically powered through Hannover

The visit of a delegation of high-ranking representatives from the province and city of Konya on 25 September 2014 was focused on the topics of electromobility and the initiation of the city partnership with Hannover.

Raimund Nowak informs Ercan Urslu about the charging of VW’s electrically powered eUP on Hannover’s Georgstrasse © LHH (Minthe)

Raimund Nowak informs Ercan Urslu about the charging of VW’s electrically powered eUP on Hannover’s Georgstrasse

Ercan Uslu, the Secretary General of the provincial capital Konya, made use of his visit to Deutsche Messe AG’s International Exhibition for Commercial Vehicles to visit Hannover’s New Town Hall as first representative of the city of Konya. The four-man delegation was received by Lord Mayor Stefan Schostok and discussed with members of the Office for International Affairs on possible starting points for the initiation of a city partnership between Konya and Hannover. Afterwards, Mr. Uslu was given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an electrically powered car. Raimund Nowak, Managing Director of the Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region gave a presentation on eMobility. The city of Konya has been placing increasing emphasis on renewable energies for a number of years, though electromobility has not played any great role up to now. "As region with the highest level of solar irradiation in Turkey, Konya Province invests very intensively in solar energy. Against this background, electromobility is an interesting development issue for us", concluded the city of Konya’s Secretary-General.