Electric vehicles introduced to Petra to shuttle tourists, replace horses

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AMMAN— Petra’s new electric vehicles (EVs) have started their trek shuttling tourists around the rose-red city, the head of Petra’s Al-Rawahel association, Mohammad, Al-Amrat, said on Saturday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The EVs were introduced as an alternative to horses, to increase the “quality” and revenue of Petra’s tourist services, Amarat said.

Amrat contended that, despite the fact the EVs are still in their trial period, they have already brought in revenue that that surpasses their costs. Furthermore, Amrat said, tourists were “impressed” by this new service, Petra reported.

The vehicles are still being assessed and their implementation is being studied, according to Petra.

The EVs are expected to increase the income of 353 people in the Petra tourism sector specializing in transporting tourists and 2,300 families, according to Amrat.

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