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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Tesla-backed startup launches microgrid powering 2 African villages

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ZOLA Electric, a Tesla-backed company providing energy to remote African villages through solar and batteries, has announced the deployment of a new microgrid system that is powering 1,000 homes, schools, and businesses in two villages in Rwanda.

Study: air pollution caused 1.1M deaths across Africa in 2019, toll from outdoor pollution rising

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Deaths attributable to household air pollution and ambient particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) air pollution in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and overall in Africa, 1990–2019. The team devoted special attention to three rapidly developing Sub-Saharan countries: Ethiopia, Ghana and Rwanda.

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COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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All governments should also support the transition of these light vehicles to zero emission vehicles; Kenya; Secretariat of Economy, Mexico; Morocco; Paraguay; Rwanda; Turkey; Uruguay.

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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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

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

California Air Resources Board posts revised draft of strategy to reduce “Super Pollutants”

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The “Kigali Amendment” resulting from the annual Montreal Protocol Meeting of Parties in October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda targets phasing down the production of HFCs globally. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a revised draft of California’s proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy. SLCPs are a category of pollutants which remain in the atmosphere for a relatively brief period, but have global warming potentials that are much higher than those of CO 2.

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EV Radar: May 2022

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EV Radar: June 2022

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EV Radar: April 2022

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An Army of Grain-harvesting Robots Marches Across Russia

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A few years ago, I studied the work of the United Nations mission in Rwanda dealing with the issues of chronic child malnutrition. The field of automated precision agriculture is based on one concept—autonomous driving technologies that guide vehicles through GPS navigation.

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An Army of Grain-harvesting Robots Marches Across Russia

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A few years ago, I studied the work of the United Nations mission in Rwanda dealing with the issues of chronic child malnutrition. The field of automated precision agriculture is based on one concept—autonomous driving technologies that guide vehicles through GPS navigation.

Bboxx Partners With Ampersand To Provide Thousands Of Electric Motorcycle Taxis For Riders In Rwanda

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Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Motorcycles + Scooters Africa Ampersand RwandaSome estimates put the number of motorcycles in use on the African continent at around 20 million. Estimates also say around 5 million of these are in East Africa.

Rwanda E-Commerce & Logistic Company SAFIRUN Launches Daily Lifestyle App & Marketplace

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Rwanda’s Transition to Electric Buses

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By Yizere Ange Vehicular emissions are currently the leading cause of increasing air pollution in cities in Rwanda.

Ampersand Secures $9 Million Debt Facility From US International DFC To Scale Operations

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A number of startups focused on electrifying the motorcycle and motorcycle taxi (boda-boda) market have now entered the boda-boda space in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

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

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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

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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

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