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Ethiopia bans non-electric car imports

The time for Africa being Europe's dumping place for old cars is over! Ethiopia has announced a ban on non-electric car imports. This decision, driven by economic and environmental considerations shows the country's commitment to transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) and reducing reliance on gasoline imports.
Alemu Sime, from the Ministry of Transport and Logistics, highlighted the decision, emphasising Ethiopia's focus on electric mobility and reducing gasoline dependency due to limited foreign exchange resources. The government's efforts also include plans for EV charging infrastructure and tax exemptions for electric cars.
While specifics about the ban's implementation are pending, Ethiopia's proactive stance sets a clear direction towards sustainable transportation for East Africa!

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  • Johannes Luiga

    6 w

    So inspiring to hear about these great climate steps taken by Ethiopia where I had the privelege to spend some of my teenage years

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    • johnte ndeto

      7 w

      This is such brilliant as consumers will have to choose from climate friendly preferences car models

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      • Tabitha Kimani

        8 w

        With Ethiopia on the lead, definitely other Africa. nations will do the necessary.

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          • zelda ninga

            8 w

            If we don't adapt to Electric Cars, this will be the dumping site for the cars that are banned in European countries,we need to act now just like Ethiopia is doing.

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            • Patrick Kiash

              8 w

              I came across this news today in our local dailies, and its very encouraging! may the deadline 2035 you have set to achieve all this work out! This will really prevent the country from becoming a dump yard that will take generations to clean. Oil is a drug...its time for rehab! And we don't have time to wait! Good luck to the Ethiopian leadership.

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              • M Jose

                9 w

                I hope the ban has a ripple effect and soon other countries in Africa do the same.

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                • Felix mokaya

                  9 w

                  @m_jose Yeah ,other African countries should embrace Ethiopia

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                • George Kariuki

                  9 w

                  Ethiopia is positioning itself as a regional leader in promoting clean energy and sustainable development.

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                  • Princess

                    9 w

                    This is a bold and commendable move towards reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable transportation.

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                    • zelda ninga

                      9 w

                      This is a bold move and a good one too..wish other countries would emulate this, together we can do this.

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                      • dickson mutai

                        9 w

                        A proactive stance that not only promotes cleaner air and reduced carbon emissions but also signals a promising future for electric mobility in East Africa

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                        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                          9 w

                          Ethiopia's decision to ban non-electric car imports is a significant step forward in the fight against climate change and air pollution. By prioritizing electric mobility and reducing dependence on gasoline, Ethiopia is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The focus on EV infrastructure and tax exemptions for electric cars further solidifies the country's dedication to promoting clean transportation. This proactive stance sets a positive example for other nations in the region and underscores the importance of transitioning to renewable energy sources in combating climate change.

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            9 w

                            This is a great call, this shows bravery.

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                            • Felix mokaya

                              9 w

                              Great move from Ethiopia .Other African countries should embrace Ethiopia move .

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                              • Jane Wangui

                                9 w

                                @felix_mokaya And especially neighbor's like Somalia , Kenya South sudan could borrow some tips.

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                              • Bel Jacobs

                                9 w

                                Wow! Courageous and progressive. An example to other governments around the world

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                                • mary Mwihaki

                                  9 w

                                  This is great decision

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                                  • Rotich Kim

                                    9 w

                                    This is great decision we need more Africa Countries

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                                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                                      9 w

                                      A bold decision

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                                      • Markus Lutteman

                                        9 w

                                        Wow. Very bold and brave!

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                                        • Ingmar Rentzhog

                                          9 w

                                          Incredible!

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                                          • Esther Wanjiku

                                            9 w

                                            This is a major major announcement

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                                            • Anna Fogdell-Hahn

                                              9 w

                                              Wow! Good example of that countries in Africa can skip the fossil dependency and jump directly to more sustainable solutions.

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                                              • Jane Wangui

                                                9 w

                                                @anna_fogdell_hahn Good job Ethiopia👏. Such a fantastic decision to benefit mother nature.

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