Lebanon has manufactured and unveiled its first electric car, despite the political instability and economic crisis the country has been going through.
Lebanese-born Palestinian businessman Jihad Mohammad is the brain behind the red sports car named “Quds Rise”. It was coined from an Arabic name of Jerusalem.
Mohammad while speaking to reporters on Saturday at the unveiling in a parking lot south of Beirut said, it’s the “first automobile to be made locally,”
He also disclosed that it was built in Lebanon “from start to finish”, Other features are: the prototype, emblazoned at the front with a golden logo of the Dome of the Rock, the shrine in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site.
On how much the car will cost, Sources disclosed that it will go for $30,000.
There are prospects of more of the cars to be produced. Mohammad, the director of Lebanon-based firm EV Electra stated that production of up to 10,000 vehicles is hoped to start later this year in Lebanon, with cars to hit the market in a year’s time.