ZAMBIA urged to put in place policies and regulations of setting up electric vehicles charging stations, by Imperial Motors Zambia chairman and chief executive officer Tim Jacques.
Recently, President Hakainde Hichilema said his administration has a plan of bringing Zambia into the future with green technologies such as promoting electric vehicles and creating a sustainable industry that supports its value chain. Mr Hichilema said global revenue estimates for electric vehicles battery chain at extraction stands at US$11 billion, grows by 35 percent to US$387 billion at battery production and by 600 percent to US$7 trillion for electric vehicle production.
Last Thursday, Imperial Motors unveiled a Nissan Navara single cab. The Imperial Motors Zambia CEO recently said in an interview that Nissan has for many years been manufacturing electric vehicles, which are distributed globally mainly to advanced economies with EV infrastructure development such as charging stations in place. He also said the company has seen a gradual growth in production of such vehicles on many continents, that includes Africa. “In Africa, there is absolutely no doubt that they (electric vehicles) are coming. We have already seen in other countries like Kenya where they are putting in place policies and infrastructure development.