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Posted On December 9, 2017By AdminIn None

Chinese electric carmaker to open Morocco plant

Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said.Read More
Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said. BYD will become the third car manufacturer, after Renault and Peugeot of French, to construct cars in the North African state. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the royal palace in the coastal city of Casablanca in the presence of King Mohammed VI and BYD’s chairman, Wang Chuanfu, whose company is backed by US investor Warren Buffett. The factory inRead More

Posted On November 24, 2017By In None

Digital car insurance launches in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast has got its first 100-percent digital car insurance with the launch of an online service seeking to make headway in a country where only 20 to 30 percent of drivers are insured.Read More
Kinshasa (AFP) Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday. The report found that firms including Microsoft, Renault and Huawei have taken “no action” into how the batteries used in their products could be linked to human rights abuses. But tech giants Apple and Samsung have made some progress, according to the report, which ranked the progress of 29 companies that source cobalt — a mineralRead More
French carmaker PSA signed a deal on Sunday with three Algerian firms to set up a car-manufacturing base in the North African country with production to begin next year.Read More
Algiers (AFP) French carmaker PSA signed a deal on Sunday with three Algerian firms to set up a car-manufacturing base in the North African country with production to begin next year. After two years of negotiations, the joint venture deal was inked at a ceremony attended by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. The first Peugeot and Citroen models will roll off the assembly line next year at a plant in a suburb of Oran, 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Algiers. Under theRead More