Electricity Min. identifies places to establish electric vehicles' charging stations


Wed, 13 Nov 2019 - 09:31 GMT

Plugged In Electric Vehicle Charging- CC via Flickr/Noya Fields

Plugged In Electric Vehicle Charging- CC via Flickr/Noya Fields

CAIRO - 13 November 2019: Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker confirmed that the ministry has assigned a task force of the ministry's leaders to make a plan to determine the places for establishing charging centers for electric vehicles.

The minister told Egypt Today on Tuesday that the ministry has started a scientific study to meet the energy needs of electric cars users.Shaker pointed out that the ministry is keen to provide a service that facilitates the process of charging electric cars.

In October 2019, the National Authority for Military Production signed MoU with SSE and Marathon International Limited to build a factory that manufactures electric vehicle charging stations, and recycles batteries.

The move comes within the state’s plan to give up the use of fuel-run vehicles in public transportation and introduce electric ones. The Ministry of Military Production had signed in April an agreement with Foton Motor to produce 2,000 electric buses over 4 years at its Tank Production and Repair Company (Factory 200).

In the same month, the ministry signed MoU with Geely to produce cars starting September 2019. That was during the president's visit to China to attend the Belt and the Road Summit.

Egypt’s Minister of Military Production Mohamed al-Assar said on Oct. 30 that the ministry would produce electric mini-cars, in coordination with Egyptian IMUT Company.

The ministry said the new mini-cars, dubbed E-Motion, would be affordable, but would only be allowed to be driven in resorts and compounds. The versions of the mini-cars that would be allowed to be driven on the streets would be announced later.



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