Featured image via: Revolta EGYPT
The discovery of oil gave birth to an industrial revolution that changed the world as we know it. As a commodity, it became a necessity, and a source of power to those who have control of it. It gave strength to otherwise resourceless countries. We all saw how the world is influenced by fluctuations in the price, but now the world is moving towards electricity and renewable sources of energy: wind energy, solar panels, and electric cars are the future.
Egypt may be a few steps behind, but we’re still in the race. Electric cars are far from becoming a super popular option worldwide, and there is very low awareness of their importance in Egypt. But things are changing, with two companies striving to make a difference.
First off, we have Revolta Egypt, a massive company with huge capital that decided to bring the electric car market to Egypt. Revolta had a great influence with the launch of a number of electric charging stations for electric vehicles. Their goal in the first phase is to launch 65 Charging Points to cover the main areas of Egypt. Revolta Egypt are also the proud owners of the first electric vehicle showroom in Egypt and North Africa.
So what kind of cars can you expect? Well, Revolta tries to be accessible to a wide range of car buyers, so they offer a number of options. For car enthusiasts willing to break the bank, you could choose from three available Tesla models, including the Model 3, Model S, and Model X. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, you could opt for the Hyundai Ioniq and the Nissan Leaf. Revolta Egypt also offer used electric vehicles. Prices start at around 335,000 EGP. For more information regarding models, specifications, and prices, you can check out their website or Facebook page.
Despite Revolta having a range of prices, they are still a bit steep, which is why another company is entering the market with much more compact and affordable solutions. Jiayuan Electric Vehicles, a Chinese company founded in 1982, has just entered the Egyptian market with Weep, a tiny city car that operates solely on electricity. The tiny 2-door car comes in two models, the faster one reaches a top speed of 80 km/h, while the slower one tops off at 45 km/h, and their range is 120-150 km per charge. For city drives this could be all you need, especially with the thorn-in-our-side traffic of Cairo.
You can find the Weep showrooms near Dandy Mall right before the gates to Alexandria Desert Road, and they’re open from 10 am to 10 pm. Cars are now available for booking at a down payment of 25%. Check out their Facebook page or website for details.
Let’s hope these companies do their best to provide quality products in the Egyptian market. Our wallets, and the environment, could benefit a lot from electric vehicles.