The Chinese company Tailing Electric Vehicle (TAILG) will assemble and market electric motorcycles and tricycles in Rwanda from a new factory in Gahanga, not far from the capital Kigali. This initiative will contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from transport in Rwanda.
In Rwanda, an electric vehicle assembly plant will be built in the Gahanga industrial zone, in the arteries of the capital Kigali. This facility of the Chinese manufacturer Tailing Electric Vehicle (TAILG) based in Shenzhen, will assemble new models of electric vehicles from 300 to 1500 W.
The factory will offer bicycles, scooters and tricycles with electric motors. After South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, it is now Rwanda’s turn to take up the challenge launched by Tiger Hoo, the general manager of TAILG. His goal is to enable Rwandans to move to a sustainable, clean, efficient, affordable and profitable transport system.
For its competitor Ampersand, also based in Kigali, the African continent is poised to become a global leader in the deployment of electric vehicles despite a shortage of specialized skills, reluctance of venture capitalists and disrupted supply chains. “The electric age is here and clean mobility that is profitable also needs to be funded now,” he hammers.
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This initiative grapples with the 2018 Rwanda Air Pollution Source Inventory Report, released by the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA), which showed that carbon dioxide emissions from combustion vehicles were the main one in Kigali. With 25,000 combustion motorcycle cabs versus 60 electric ones on the road every day, this East African country is looking to change the game by focusing on a green transport system, with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
With more than 7,000 stores worldwide, TAILG is already present in 75 countries, including the United States of America, South Korea and Australia.