Chinese company establishes electric vehicle assembling plant in Rwanda

January 26, 2022

Chinese company Tailing Electric Vehicle has established a motorcycle and tricycle assembly plant in Rwanda in a bid to contribute to reducing global emissions and promote green economy.

The assembling plant, located in Gahanga industrial zone, Gahanga sector, Kicukiro district has embarked on assembling, selling and service of new energy electric vehicles.

The company’s products include electric bike, electric scooter, and electric tricycle.

“Unlike vehicles which operate on fuel, the electric vehicles produced by our company run on 100 percent electric motors that require constant supply of energy from batteries,” Tiger Hoo, the plant’s managing director, said.

He said that the aim is to enable Rwandans to shift to a sustainable, clean, and efficient transport system that is affordable and cost effective.

According to him, electric vehicles will support the government of Rwanda to build a green transport system and realize zero emissions in its transport sector.

“Our products will improve the transport needs of Rwandans because the electric vehicles are designed in consideration with Rwanda’s terrain,” said Hoo.

He said that the company has already opened show rooms and assembling plants in African countries that include South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Last year, Rwanda launched a pilot electric motorcycles project in the capital Kigali to help the country become a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

The 2018 Inventory of Sources of Air Pollution in Rwanda report by Rwanda Environment Management Authority showed that vehicle emissions are the leading cause of air pollution in Kigali and other urban areas in the central African country.


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