2500 EV charging stations to be installed in Morocco

  • Morocco plans to install 2500 charging stations for electric vehicles by 2026. The charging stations  will mainly be installed in the three metro’s of Tangier, Rabat, and Casablanca.
  • Morocco’s state owned and newly formed Intersectoral Association for Electric Mobility (APIME) is driving the initiative.

The lack of charging stations remains one of the primary challenges hindering the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Morocco. Range anxiety is also a concern plus high prices of electric cars.

What do they do?

In 2021, Stellantis announced that its German auto manufacturing subsidiary Opel would begin electric vehicle (EV) production in Morocco. The German automaker’s Rocks-e model, an upgraded version of Citroën’s Ami EV microcar, will be the first all-electric, passenger car to be manufactured in North Africa.

Opel’s new two-seater EV is also a product development milestone for Morocco as the Rocks-e model was developed at the Morocco Technical Center (MTC) in Casablanca, the design and engineering R&D laboratory originally founded by Groupe PSA.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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