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Affordable Electric Cars Like BYD Seagull & Wuling Bingo Could Be Big Hit In Africa,…

Zimbabwe’s national statistics agency, Zimstat, recently released its Transport Statistics Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2023. The report says as of June 30, 2023, light motor vehicles (up to 2,300 kg) accounted for 76.5% of the 1,583,700 registered vehicles in the country. Zimbabwe has a population of approximately 16 … [continued]

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Zambia Proposes Removing Customs Duty on Battery-Electric Vehicles & Charging Systems

Here is some good news from Zambia. Presenting the 2024 National Budget, Hon. Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Zambia’s  Minister of Finance and National Planning, announced that, “… to continue promoting the usage of clean energy as well as supporting the green economy and climate change mitigation, I propose the following measures: … [continued]

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Zambia’s President Met With BYD & CATL On A Recent State Visit To China

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema recently returned from a state visit to China. During that visit, he met with BYD and CATL, which are some of the leading players globally in the electric vehicle and stationary storage ecosystem. In a post on X, President Hichilema said, “We have the natural resources, … [continued]

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Could The Transition To Electric Mobility On The African Continent Support Development Of Local Battery…

The transition to electric mobility presents a major opportunity for the African continent to leapfrog into the age of electric mobility, allowing most of the continent’s population to bypass the ICE age. Africa’s low motorization rates compared to other parts of the world makes this highly probable. Already in several … [continued]

Zambia’s ZESCO Declares 1,000 MW Surplus in Power Generation — Is It Now Time To…

Zambia’s vertically integrated electricity utility, ZESCO Limited, which generates, transmits, distributes, and supplies electricity in Zambia, has declared that the country now has a surplus generation capacity of approximately 1000 MW. Speaking during a high-level panel discussion at the ongoing Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) meeting in Dakar, … [continued]