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Thursday, 27 December 2018

Gov’t sets up committee to regulate electric vehicles in Egypt

LEGISLATION WATCH- Expect a new legislative framework for electric cars: A government committee is preparing a legislative framework for electric vehicles in Egypt, according to remarks attributed by Al Mal to a senior advisor to the minister of trade and industry. The framework would regulate companies importing and manufacturing charging docks and batteries and provide a framework for the creation of networks of charging docks. It would also introduce a single mechanism in government offices for licensing the vehicles and require stations to obtain licenses to sell electricity to vehicle owners at set tariffs.

What’s next? The committee is close to completing the framework, the newspaper suggests, and the proposal will then go to cabinet for review. If it passes cabinet, the earliest we would expect this to hit the House of Representatives would be fall 2019.

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