The electric car charging station The electric car charging station

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence has installed an electric car charging station, and claims it is the first hotel in Egypt to do so.

The new charging station works with a variety of vehicles, such as plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids. For a full-battery, vehicles get charged for eight straight hours; however a two-hour charging session is enough for 500-kilometre (310 mile) drive.

“We pride ourselves as the first hotel in Egypt to install an electric car-charging station," said the hotel's general manager, Mahmoud ElKeiy, in a statement. "It is essential we protect the environment, which not only will save gas emissions and energy but it will also empower our guests to live sustainably, and become a valuable convenience for them to use during their stay with us."

Egypt has made headway in becoming a more eco-friendly economy. The country has one the world's biggest solar panel and wind-turbine farms, and the government has recently reported that it is looking into building its first locally-produced electric car.

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