Electric car manufacturer Tesla launches its Supercharger stations in Africa

MOROCCO – Tesla, an electric car manufacturer, has installed its first two Supercharger stations in Morocco, marking its first entry in the African market first. These first supercharger station has been installed in Tangier, near the main highway that connects Morocco’s major cities on the Atlantic coast. The company installed four supercharger stations capable of delivering 150kW near the Tangier Al Houara Hilton Resort. The second set of superchargers was installed at the Onomo Hotel in Casablanca, with a similar set of four 150kW charging stations. The two stations will…

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Volkswagen ramps up electric car production in China factories to stay ahead of competition

CHINA – Volkswagen has revealed that it is ramping up production of electric cars to around 1 million vehicles by end of 2022. According to a Reuters report, the increase in production will enable the German carmaker to leapfrog Tesla Inc which has recently started production in its Shanghai based factory. Volkswagen is readying two Chinese factories to build electric cars next year making the country the next battle ground for electric car manufacturers. The Chinese plants will have a production capacity of 600,000 vehicles, according to Volkswagen’s plans, which…

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Tesla set to become first foreign automaker to operate a fully owned car plant in China

CHINA – American automotive and energy company Tesla Inc has received an approval from the Chinese government to set up a manufacturing plant and commence operations in the second largest economy in the world. China’s industry ministry said in October this year that it had added Tesla to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers and had already granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country. Speaking on the recent development, Yale Zhang, head of the Shanghai-based consultancy Automotive Foresight said that Tesla had…

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Econet Zimbabwe turns to Tesla’s lithium-ion batteries to cushion against power crisis

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s biggest telecommunications company, Econet Wireless, has turned to lithium-ion batteries from Telsa to power its base stations around the country as a backup to electricity shortages currently hitting the country. The power utility company, Zesa Holdings(Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority), early this year, introduced 18-hour-long load shedding schedules to contain the situation, as its electricity generation plummeted due to low water levels in Lake Kariba, the country’s largest source of power, whose water levels have been depleted by an El Nino-induced drought. Zesa Holdings, which relies on importing…

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