Skip to main content

Chinese automaker to produce electric cars in Egypt

Egypt’s oldest automotive manufacturing company has signed a deal with China’s Dongfeng Motor to produce electric cars for the first time in the country.
WUHAN, CHINA - MARCH 24: (CHINA OUT) An employee works on the assembly line at the Dongfeng Fengshen plant on March 24, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Wuhan has allowed car producers and auto part suppliers to resume work recently. The Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company has resumed production following epidemic prevention and control rules. Local media have reported that Wuhan will lift the lockdown on April 8. (Photo by Getty Images)

In what could be a win-win situation for both countries, Egypt’s state-owned El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Company and China’s Dongfeng Motor signed an agreement on June 18 to produce electric cars for the first time in Egypt.

According to the agreement with the Chinese automaker, El Nasr will produce 25,000 electric vehicles annually. Egyptian Minister of Public Enterprise Sector Hisham Tawfik said the agreement will mark a comeback for El Nasr, which has been shuttered since 2009.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.