Egypt aims to start electric car production in mid-2022: minister

Egypt is aiming to start producing an electric car in mid-2022, Public Enterprise Minister Hisham Tawfik said on Tuesday.

Tawfik made his remarks following his tour to the headquarters of state-run El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Co., which plans to produce the first made-in-Egypt electric cars.

El Nasr’s annual production capacity is expected to reach 25,000 electric cars, according to a ministry statement.

In January, El Nasr signed two contracts with China Dongfeng Motor Industry Import and Export Co. (DFMIEC), and Dongfeng Design and Research Institute Co.

DFMIEC, is part of Dongfeng which produces about 3.5 million A70 electric cars per year.

The first contract aims to produce electric cars in Egypt while the second one entails rehabilitating one of the factories affiliated to El Nasr for producing electric cars.

Public Enterprise Minister Hisham Tawfik tests the anticipated electric car, which is being produced by El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Co.
Public Enterprise Minister Hisham Tawfik tests the anticipated electric car, which is being produced by El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Co.

 

Public Enterprise Minister Hisham Tawfik inspects the battery of the anticipated electric car, which is being produced by El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Co.