JUST IN: Electric cars to be launched in Zambia within 60 days


Amilak Investments, a local based company is expected to launch electric powered vehicles in Zambia before the end of this year.

The launch is scheduled to take place on December 15, 2018 with the cars expected to arrive by the end of November.

This was revealed by Amilak Investments Company Chief Executive Officer Charles Kalima in an interview in Lusaka.

Mr Kalima said the company has partnered with a Germany firm to design electric powered vehicles at the cost of US$5 million.

He said his firm the company has four models with the cheapest car expected to cost around US$15,000.

Mr Kalima said the cheapest models can run at 80KM/hour and can have a distance between Lusaka and Kafue on a fully charged battery.

He said the company had an agreement with Germany to assemble the electric vehicles locally.

He said the maintenance cost has been reduced because the vehicle comes with no engine and no moving parts hence they would not have huge engine blocks.

Mr Kalima said his firm is targeting to start assembling the vehicles in two years time once it sets up an assembly plant and trains the local people.

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