Just over a quarter of Turkey's total final energy consumption in 2018 is related to transportation. The energy demand of the sector is 99% based on petroleum products, with a low penetration of ecological vehicles the transport sector in Turkey is the largest consumer of petroleum derivatives
However, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) still have a niche presence in the current trend although the lack of hydrogen refueling stations does not allow for hydrogen consumption in road vehicles. The current applications of hydrogen, such as forklifts used in warehouses, buses or trains, can be used as a basis for the creation of a small network of hydrogen service stations.
The plans to promote the network of public gas stations with hydrogen also affect Turkey, being one of the countries with the greatest possibility of developing the consumption of hydrogen for automobiles
In the decarbonization of the transport sector in Turkey, green hydrogen energy will be key as the installation of a network of service stations in the country is more viable than the transformation of electrical networks in rural areas of a country with great extension and areas in process of development.