UAE bans import of Chinese-made Volkswagen electric cars

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AMMAN — The UAE Ministry of Economy announced a temporary ban on the import of Chinese-made electric Volkswagen cars. The decision affects Volkswagen's ID.3, ID.4, ID.5, and ID.6 models, unless they are imported for the purpose of re-export outside the country. اضافة اعلان

The ministry has also temporarily suspended the registration of these vehicles with the vehicle licensing authorities in the UAE, Khaberni reported.

The ministry stated that this decision excludes electric cars that have been purchased by individuals and paid for prior to the date of this decision, provided that this exception does not extend to the purchase of exhibition cars for those electric cars referred to.

Battery defect prompts global recallThe ban follows Volkswagen's recall of its ID.4 and ID.3 models worldwide due to a battery defect.

The company said that the battery cells have increased self-discharge due to a manufacturing defect, and that any batteries with problems will be replaced based on diagnostic data.

The recall affected more than 120,000 vehicles globally.

Jordanian, Egyptian car owners report technical malfunctions, firesThe ban came as a shock to Jordanian traders and owners, as the affected Volkswagen models have become popular on Jordanian streets despite warnings from experts about the lack of warranty for maintenance.

Some vehicle owners in Jordan and Egypt have reported sudden technical malfunctions that have caused significant financial losses, as well as fires in the cars.

These vehicles were specifically made for the Chinese markets whose batteries are suitable for China's climate.

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