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The Legend: Peugeot E-Legend

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Let’s discuss some hot wheels! Specifically, the newly-announced Peugeot E-Legend–and it wouldn’t be too unbelievable to call it legendary!

The Peugeot e-Legend Concept, an electric sports car with advanced autonomous features styled on the 504 coupé, went on display at the Paris motor show (earlier this month)– and the firm’s boss has said he would “love” for it to go into production.

The machine has been created by the French firm to prove that cars in the future can be exciting. Peugeot boss Jean-Phillipe Imparato said he was proud of the concept and would love for a model based on it to go into production but a decision was still some way off.

The e-Legend arrives 50 years after the French firm launched the popular coupé version of the 504. The new car takes numerous styling cues from that machine, including the twin headlights at the front. But let’s discuss some specs!

the e-Legend is intended to showcase future technologies. It is designed to an electric powertrain featuring twin motors – located on each axle – that produce 456bhp and 590lb ft, delivered to all four wheels. It has a 0-62mph time of less than four seconds, with a top speed of 137mph. It features 100kWh of battery capacity, located under the floors, which offer a range of more than 370 miles.

Two driver modes are available. The Legend mode features three smartphone-sized driver display screens that mimic the three dials on the 504 coupé dashboard. There is also a Boost mode, which uses a single driver information screen and projects images from the car’s cameras onto digital surfaced inside the car to offer a more immersive experience. The seats are clothed in a blue interwoven velvet, which also echoes the 504 coupé.

The e-Legend has been developed purely as a concept machine, with no plans to put it into production. However, Housssan said that “many elements” on the car could be used on future production models.

So what do you guys think? The car certainly looks like it’s from the far future! But the technology used is truly fascinating. Let’s hope that we will be able to witness a vehicle like this one roaming the streets very soon.

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Egypt to Produce First Locally Assembled Electric Car Next Year

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Egypt is planning on producing the first locally assembled electric car in partnership with Chinese Dongfeng Motor Corporation and according to the country’s Minister of Public Business Sector, Hisham Tawfik, the car will be sold at EGP350,000. 

During a phone interview with Amr Adeeb’s program “Al-Hekaya”, Tawfik said that the new car is the Chinese version of Nissan’s electric Leaf, adding that 45% of the car will be made with parts that are locally produced. The percentage is expected to reach 55% in two years. 

El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Co. will produce the cars, after being closed for 11 years! The company that has once produced 384,000 cars will re-operate once again. The line will revive El Nasr group after being suspended since 2009.

In 2008, the factory bought new machinery which is in a good shape and ready to manufacture the electric cars.

The vehicle is originally Japanese and can be driven for 400 kilometers per charge, with one charge saving LE3,000 per 10,000 kilometers.

It’s also worth mentioning that Egypt has the second largest automotive market in Africa, and the 42nd largest in the world.

The country has offered automotive companies several incentives to help establish assembly factories Egypt, including reducing or abolishing customs fees for imported parts and equipment.

Now as an environmentalist, would you substitute your car with an electric one?

 

 

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Egypt Set to Produce Electric Cars As of 2021

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If you’re an environmental looking to buy a sustainable car, stay put because as of next year, Egypt will start producing electric cars!

Minister of Public Enterprise Hisham Tawfik stated in a phone-in call on Sunday that Egypt is set to produce 25,000 electric cars starting next year, which will cost 300,000 per vehicle for consumers.

El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Co. will produce the cars, after being closed for 11 years! The company that has once produced 384,000 cars will re-operate once again.

In 2008, the factory bought new machinery which is in a good shape and ready to manufacture the electric cars.

The vehicle is originally Japanese and can be driven for 400 kilometers per charge, with one charge saving LE3,000 per 10,000 kilometers.

Such vehicles will come in handy for those looking to save some cash. The minister expressed hope that taxi drivers will purchase half the production, in order to save money spent on maintenance.

Tawfik further explained that the brand was selected back in September and then after two months, the Chinese team visited Egypt for project’s preparations which came to a halt because of the pandemic.

But fortunately, three weeks ago the cooperation protocols were signed and in the next three months, feasibility and detailed studies will be completed as well.

So that by the end 2021, the car will hopefully be available for consumers.

Would you replace your car for an electric one?

 

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No gas-fueled cars in Egypt by 2040, only electric vehicles

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CAIRO – 11 November 2018: Parliament’s Energy and Environment Committee has started discussing the spread of electric cars in Egypt to replace gas-fueled vehicles.

Parliamentarian Abdel Hamid Demerdash proposed the topic and noted about the spread of electric cars globally.

Demerdash stressed that Egypt should benefit from experience of other countries in using electric cars.

“By 2040, all cars across the world are supposed to be electric,” said Husseini al-Far, a member of the Electricity Distribution Sector.

He noted that Egypt has been working on a concrete plan, in coordination with different ministries, to adopt the same global trend and use electric cars instead of gas-fueled cars.

“However, we still need more legislations on customs, tax and solar energy stations,” Far added.

In March, Trade Minister Tarek Kabil issued a decision allowing the import of used electric cars, on condition that they are no more than three years old.

Kabil said in a statement that the rules for importing cars in general do not allow the import of used cars, but an exception is permitted for electric cars to encourage the use of these environmentally friendly vehicles.

In addition to the electric vehicles’ contribution to reducing carbon emissions, they are also cost-efficient and are thereby exempted from custom duties, Kabil added.

The minister confirmed the ministry’s keenness to encourage the manufacture of electric cars in Egypt, especially after the launch of a network for the transport and maintenance of electric cars in Egypt.

Kabil said that many countries around the globe are heading towards using these kind of cars, with some countries, such as the United Kingdom, announcing that it will only allow electric cars on roads by 2040.

Unlike conventional vehicles that use a gasoline or diesel-powered engine, electric cars and trucks use an electric motor powered by electricity from batteries or a fuel cell, and therefore they are cleaner than the most efficient conventional vehicles.

Egypt has been working on boosting its car industry, with several companies expressing their interest to invest in the local automotive sector.

Kabil said in previous statements that the current investment in the auto industry is at about $3 billion; $1.6 billion in the automotive industry and $1.4 billion in the feeding industries.

Egypt’s car industry has about 170 companies, including 19 companies that manufacture and assemble passenger cars, buses, micro and minibuses, and transport vehicles, while more than 150 companies are engaged in manufacturing a number of car components.

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