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Sunday, 26 September 2021

DiDi to use EVs in Egypt next year

DiDi tests EVs: Chinese ride-sharing app DiDi will begin using electric cars in Egypt next year and will begin trials of the vehicles with BYD Auto in October, a company representative told Hapi Journal. This comes a week after the company launched in Egypt.

Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:

  • Saudi Arabia will no longer test six Egyptian crops for pesticide residues in a move designed to increase its imports of Egyptian products, Al Borsa reports, citing a letter from the kingdom. Grapefruit, lemon, onion, cumin, dried cowpeas and anise became exempt from testing as of the middle of September, according to the letter. Saudi Arabia accounts for around 14% of Egypt’s agricultural exports.
  • Luxor Airport welcomed its first flight from Romanian carrier Blue Air yesterday, landing from Bucharest before continuing on to Hurghada, according to Al Borsa.

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