Moroccan King Presented The Model Of The First Domestic Mass-market Car And Of A Prototype Of A Hydrogen Vehicle

Moroccan King Presented The Model Of The First Domestic Mass-market Car And Of A Prototype Of A Hydrogen Vehicle

Rabat, May 16 (TNA) King Mohammed VI on Monday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, over the presentation ceremony of the model of the first Moroccan car manufacturer and the prototype of a hydrogen vehicle developed by a Moroccan, two innovative projects that will strengthen the promotion of the "Made In Morocco" label and consolidate the Kingdom's place as a competitive platform of automotive production.

The presentation to the King of the car of "Neo Motors", a company owned by Moroccan capital, and of the prototype of a hydrogen vehicle of the company NamX, named HUV (Hydrogen Utility Vehicle), underlines the will of the Sovereign to encourage and promote the pioneering national entrepreneurial initiatives and the creative capacities, particularly of the Moroccan youth, that these projects embody, an official said.

These two industrial initiatives are in line with the Royal High Orientations aiming at directing the private sector towards productive investment, in particular in the advanced and future-oriented sectors, and at stimulating the emergence of a new generation of companies in the Kingdom.

The company Neo Motors has set up an industrial unit in Ain Aouda (Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region), for the manufacture of motor vehicles intended for the local market and for export, with a projected annual capacity of 27,000 units and a local integration rate of 65%. The total projected investment for this project amounts to 156 million dirhams and will eventually create 580 jobs.

The final approval of the first vehicle was issued by the National Road Safety Agency in February 2023. The company has launched the pre-production and plans to inaugurate the industrial unit in June 2023 and to start marketing.

This project, which gives birth to the first Moroccan car brand for the general public, is supported by national skills. It relies mainly on the ecosystem of local automotive suppliers developed by the Kingdom.

As for the prototype of the hydrogen vehicle of the NamX company, it was designed in collaboration with the Italian design office and coachbuilder of reference Pininfarina. The interior design of the vehicle was created by Moroccan talent.

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