Meta Electric launches Kenya’s first electric service delivery vans

KENYA – In a bid to promote greener transportation and pave the way for investment in the electric vehicle industry, Meta Electric, a business unit of Meta Group Africa has officially launched Kenya’s first Electric service delivery vans. The BYD T3 Electric Vans (EVs) are manufactured by Build Your Dreams (BYD), the largest Chinese supplier of rechargeable batteries in the world.  Meta Electric says these Electric vans come with an AC charger (8 hours charging time) and an optional DC charger (1.5 hours) and has a range of 300km, or…

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Kiira Motors unveils diesel-powered bus for long distance travel

UGANDA – Uganda’s automotive company Kiira Motors has expanded its of offerings to the market as it stirs up domestic motor vehicle manufacture and assembly.  The company is set launch yet another bus model, the Kayoola Diesel Bus (KDC), to complement the Kayoola EVS that runs exclusively on electricity. Powered by a Cummins conventional diesel engine, the Kayoola KDC is designed to plug the range gap between the Kayoola EVS, which is primarily suited for urban commuter services, and the needs of long-distance operators. The Kayoola EVS can run for…

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Toyota Tsusho establishes and acquires license for vehicle assembly business

GHANA – Toyota Tsusho Corporation has announced the establishment of Toyota Tsusho Manufacturing Ghana Co. Limited (TTMG), a vehicle production company, and acquired a license for a vehicle assembly business, a first for a Japanese company in Ghana. The new plant will be constructed in Tema (30 km from the capital city of Accra) at an investment cost of approximately US$7 million, and there are plans to hire approximately 50 new employees. Preparations are underway to commence operations in mid-2021. The planned production capacity of the new plant is 1,300…

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