Rabat - Electric cars are riding into the kingdom. After Renault and Peugeot, it is now Chinese BYD’s turn to settle down in Morocco. With 50 hectares unit, 100,000 vehicles per year, 2,500 direct jobs, 400 buses and trucks, 100 monorails wagons, and more, the automotive giant’s plans are big and burly for Morocco.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco greets Wang Chuanfu, the founder of BYD auto
Chaima Lahsini is freelance journalist and activist with the Al-Fam collective in Rabat.