Bahrain makes the first electric car An official in the German company «Rove for the automotive industry» revealed that the company is currently approaching the production of the first car under the name “made in Bahrain” from the company's factories, near the Bahrain International Circuit, while the company received about twenty two requests Purchase of company cars.
An official at the German company "Rove for the automotive industry" revealed that the company is currently approaching the production of the first electric car under the name "Made in Bahrain" from the company's factories, near the Bahrain International Circuit, while the company received about twenty twenty orders to purchase the company's cars.
In a related context, the company official and the wife of the owner of the company, Alois Rove, Estonia Rove revealed that the company at the present time will start after about 6 weeks the process of assembling the first electric car from its factory in Bahrain, which started commercial production on the ground.
For its part, it was noted that the company intends in the coming period to produce about fifteen electric cars in the current year 2020, while the annual production of the factory will exceed thirty-five cars at the beginning of full commercial operation.
On her part, Rove was asked whether the car could carry the slogan "Made in Bahrain", and she answered her conversation with the Al-Mukhtasar correspondent in Bahrain, where she said: "Yes, of course, it can be mentioned."
On the other hand, it is expected that the company's sales of cars in addition to maintenance at the present time will lead to approximately ten million dollars every year in the beginning of production according to its estimates, and she said, "We are still a small company."
From its side, it revealed that about fifty percent of the requests came from the Gulf states and the rest came from the United States and some Asian countries.
Estonia Rove revealed that the car that will be manufactured in the State of Bahrain will be its CTR3 model with a speed of about 360 kilometers per hour.
On Alois Rove's visit to educational and training institutions in Bahraini lands and promises to provide facilities for training Bahraini students, Rove said: “Yes, we are working and planning to train Bahrainis in the automotive industry.”
"Our goal is not only the automotive industry, but we aim to develop safety and environmental technologies," she added.
In April 2007, the German “Rove Automobile Company” presented the first car that will be manufactured in Bahrain, and it is considered the first model to leave the company’s factory in Bahrain, among several models that will be manufactured in the Kingdom. Bahrain, and it is expected that about twenty cars of the "CTR3" model will be manufactured at the end of the current year 2020.
In March 2016, the Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, sponsored a groundbreaking ceremony at a site within the business park of the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, in March 2016, at a cost of approximately $ 50 million.
For its part, the "Diyar Bahrain" company has entered into a joint venture with "Rove Automobile Company", the aim of which is to support economic growth and development of the auto industry in the Middle East and Arab region.
It should be noted that the company "Rove" was established in 1939 as a car service workshop, and in the year 1963 the company started the maintenance, inspection and repair of Porsche cars, which are services that are still practiced until that moment.
It should be noted that the State of Bahrain will consider eliminating the import of cars and relying on local industry by the year 2025.