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31 March 2018  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : General

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The decision aims at encouraging the use of electric vehicles in Egypt.

Cairo– Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil issued a decree allowing the import of used electric cars no more than three years old.

"Imports of used vehicles are not allowed according to general rules, but an exception has been made to promote the use of environment-friendly cars in Egypt," Kabil said.

Electric cars, he added, do not use traditional fuel sources, hence, help reduce pollution; in addition to being cost-efficient and exempted from customs duties.

Kabil confirmed the ministry’s keenness on encouraging the manufacturing of electric cars at home, especially after launching the first network for electric cars transport and maintenance in Egypt.

"More countries around the globe are now using this kind of vehicles," he noted, pointing out that Britain, for instance, will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040.

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