Volkswagen & Siemens launch joint electric mobility pilot project in Rwanda

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The pilot project, which will form part of Volkswagen’s operations in Rwanda, was officially announced today by Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa and responsible for the Sub-Sahara Africa Region, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda, Right Honourable Dr. Edouard Ngirente. During the pilot phase, four e-Golfs and one charging station will be introduced in the capital of Rwanda, Kigali.

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Volkswagen founds mobility services company in Rwanda; to begin local assembly of Polo and Passat

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The Volkswagen brand has founded “Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda”, a company based in Rwanda. Going forward, the brand will be focusing in particular on new app-based mobility services such as car sharing and ride hailing in Rwanda. These figures are derived from expected market acceptance of these innovative mobility services that are completely new to Rwanda. Overall, Volkswagen and its partner companies will create up to 1,000 jobs in Rwanda.

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Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda; vehicle production in Kenya

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Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa, this week signed a memorandum of understanding for a new integrated mobility concept in Kigali in the presence of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand. Rwanda. The concept provides for app-based mobility solutions such as car-sharing and ride-hailing to be offered in Rwanda.

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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In 2013, new geothermal geologic studies or exploration moved forward in places as diverse as American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, St. The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA).

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Volkswagen establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

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In addition, Volkswagen plans to launch an integrated mobility concept in Rwanda at the end of this year. The Volkswagen brand has established a "Sub-Saharan Africa” region to develop and strengthen its activities in the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa refers to the area of the African continent south of the Sahara.

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UPS, Matternet to transport medical samples via drone in first FAA-sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights in US

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UPS partnered with GAVI and Zipline in 2016 to deliver blood products to remote locations in Rwanda. UPS announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet, a leader in autonomous drone technology. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C.,

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Tesla releases Conflict Mineral report, extending history of humane mining practices


Rwanda. Tesla has released its Conflict Mineral Report for the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019.

EVPLUGIN Emobility Solutions Launches Public EV Fast Charging Station Network In Kigali


There are a lot of exciting developments on Rwanda’s electric vehicle scene. On the micromobility side, GURARIDE, a green e-mobility public bike-share (PBS) transport system company, is scaling up operations in Rwanda.

Rwanda Has Awesome New Incentives For EVs


Rwanda is introducing a new set of incentives to catalyze the adoption of electric vehicles. Earlier this month, Rwanda’s government approved a new set of […]. Bicycles Cars Clean Transport Electric Bikes Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Africa Rwanda

Ampersand Secures Sub-Saharan Africa’s Largest-Ever Private Investment In Electric Mobility


Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Africa Ampersand East Africa Kenya RwandaThe transition to electromobility is now well underway across the globe.