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Young Egyptian engineers race ahead in electric vehicles

Nine teams of Egyptian engineering students qualified for a mentorship program and funding to build their own designs and compete in Egypt's first electric vehicle competition.

Engineering students from nine universities in Egypt spent the last 10 months creating electric vehicles to compete for Egypt’s first Electric Vehicle Rally, which took place in early October.

The idea for the rally, known by its catchy abbreviation, EVER, comes from the group of graduates of Cairo’s Ain Shams University, which established the ASU Racing Team in 2010. The organizers are also part of the ASU Faculty of Engineering innovation hub (iHub) and they have participated in electric vehicle (EV) competitions in Manila for the last six years. Since 2010, some 600 students at the university have participated in the construction of electric vehicles, some of which were tested in rallies and competitions abroad.

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