Electric car manufacturer ford unveiled its electric car at the Jerusalem airport on Thursday, a product of an initiative by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The announcement of the electric car was made at the airport by IDF chief of staff Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, a man with close ties to the Israeli government.
Eshel said the electric vehicle will be used in the coming years to help Israel’s war effort against Hamas in Gaza.
It is a new era in electric car development in Israel, which has been plagued by the economic blockade of Gaza.
Israel has been working on a long-term plan to build an electric car in order to help the Israeli military with its war efforts against Hamas and other Islamist militant groups.
It is a massive undertaking that would take years to complete, with about 60,000 cars being built, according to Israeli military estimates.
The car will be built by Israeli company Aon Corp., which is also a supplier to Israel’s electric vehicle industry.
Eshell said the company will invest about $3 billion on the project, and the electric vehicles will have an initial range of 500 miles and a top speed of 60 miles per hour.
Eschel did not give a timeline for the electric cars to enter service.
The Aon vehicle is expected to go into service in 2021, and Eshel also said that the company is working on building the electric tankers to supply the military with water and other supplies.
The tankers are expected to enter the commercial market in 2021.