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12 Maggio 2021

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EGYPT TO COMMENCE EXAMINATIONS FOR PRODUCING FIRST-EVER EGYPTIAN ELECTRIC vehicles

Egypt is due to commence technical examinations in preparation for producing the first-ever Egyptian electric vehicles (EVs) in June, as the country pushes forward with efforts to join the global trend of encouraging battery-powered car markets.The production of EVs would bring a contract inked in January 2021 between Egypt and Dongfeng China, which produces about 3.5 million A70 EVs per year, into action. The contract aims to produce EVs in Egypt within the framework of bilateral partnership.The vehicles are slated to be produced by mid-2022, with an annual production capacity of 25,000 cars.The step of testing the Chinese cars in Egypt is “necessary” to determine the final specifications of the car that will be locally produced in the factories of El-Nasr Company.Egypt has 75 EV charging units and plans to increase them to 3,000 during the first year of producing the E70 cars.Egypt has been working on a sustainable transport project as part of efforts to reduce emission levels in the country. The country aims to boost its reliance on renewable energy as part of its efforts to achieve sustainable development.Also, the country aims to produce 2,000 electric buses within the coming four years.The number of EVs on roads worldwide rose to a record high of 3.1 million in 2017, an increase of 57 percent from 2016, according to a report by the International Energy Agency published in May 2018.China, the US, and Europe are the world’s three main markets, with the UK planning to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars starting the year 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution.In September 2018, Egypt had decided to exempt EVs from custom duties, only collecting value-added tax. Tariffs were also reduced for hybrid vehicles operating on electricity and petrol. (ICE IL CAIRO)


Fonte notizia: Ahram News