Abu Dhabi joins EV race with assembly plant

Issue 1154 - 11 Sep 2022 | 1 minute read

The UAE’s state-owned Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) signed a lease agreement on 6 September with NWTN (pronounced Newton) for an electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in the industrial area. The plant will initially produce cars from kits manufactured in China. The first phase is due to be completed this year, with a production capacity of 5,000-10,000 EVs a year. A second phase could take output to 50,000/yr by Q1 2024.

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