As part of a modernisation of the area surrounding the Pyramids of Giza, a fleet of 35 electric cars will be employed to ferry tourists and visitors to the gates of the ancient wonder silently and with zero emissions.
The 400 million EGP (about 18,193,000 euro) Giza Plateau Development Project is a part of a modernisation effort, headed by Mohamed Ismail. The area around the pyramids will be turned into a new-age tourist hotspot, with appropriate facilities and it’s own transportation system, as external vehicles will no longer be allowed to enter the area. This means tourists will have to be ferried around the pyramids in one of the 35 new EVs that will be operating within the Gizeh areal.
The move comes as Egypt is struggling to bring its tourism industry back to life, which has suffered from the political turmoil in the country following the 2011 revolution.