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Retrofitting ICE vehicles to EVs in Tanzania

We have seen a lot of progress in the electric mobility sector on the African continent over the past five or so years in quite a number of countries. A lot of the action is being driven by local startups that are designing, developing, and then in collaboration with international contract manufacturers or similar, have their components built offshore and then imported as knocked-down kits to be assembled here in Africa. A lot of them are also working hard to increase the contribution of locally sourced components. The whole ecosystem does not just focus on the hardware, but also includes the software side of things, and a combination of locally developed and international platforms are being implemented. This collaborative landscape therefore has the potential to create a lot of new employment opportunities internationally, and also especially in the local markets that these companies are operating as they scale up on the African continent. A lot of these firms are now transitioning from various phases of pilot programs to commercial rollouts, and this will help unlock some much needed employment opportunities on a continent with an incredibly young population as well as very high youth unemployment rates. One of the key initiatives that need to be accelerated to unlock a strong locally-based talent pool is the mass rollout of technical training programs. There has already been some good introductory training sessions from the likes of the AfricaNEV. The Electric Vehicle Technician Training programs from the AfricaNEV are divided into two segments — an online virtual segment and a physical hands-on practical training. It is a good start, but as we will see below, there is a whole lot of capacity building that is now urgently needed on the African continent to build competencies and expertise to cover all the opportunities for employment in the electric mobility sector as the industry grows. https://www.esi-africa.com/industry-sectors/smart-technologies/e-motion-africa-retrofitting-ice-vehicles-to-evs-in-tanzania/

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  • Grace Njeri

    11 w

    As we move towards a greener future, the role of electric vehicles in reducing carbon emissions cannot be ignored.

    • Gorffly mokua

      15 w

      True! Local start ups have played a very big role in acceleration of EVs adoption, they should be fully supported by local and international bodies.

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      • winnie nguru

        15 w

        @gorffly_mokua I second ... Support through funding and sharing ideas and use of modern and better technology is crucial

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        • johnte ndeto

          15 w

          @gorffly_mokua exactly 💯

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          15 w

          This is promising, we can be assured that the shift to EVs is happening and that gives hopes to a sustainable future

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          • George Kariuki

            15 w

            Retrofitting ICE vehicles to EVs in Africa offers a promising way to accelerate the continent's transition to electric mobility while creating jobs and promoting sustainability.

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            • Rotich Kim

              15 w

              This is amazing work the government of Tanzania is going towards green energy

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              • walter lungayi

                15 w

                This is a great initiative that can help reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in Tanzania. It's important to consider the infrastructure and resources needed to support the transition to electric vehicles in the country.

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                • Princess

                  15 w

                  Such positive steps towards electric vehicle adoption can pave the way for a greener future in Tanzania.

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    15 w

                    @princess_nel_268 All African leaders should embrace Evs and promote their adoption.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    15 w

                    This sounds superb, am happy that Africa is doing so well in the journey to transitioning to green energy in the transport sector. This prove beyond reasonable doubt that we are promised of a sustainable future.

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                    • Princess

                      15 w

                      @joseph_githinji This progress is a strong indicator that a sustainable future is within reach

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                    • Richard S

                      15 w

                      💚 #Pathway

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                      • Princess

                        15 w

                        @richard_s SustainableJourney 💚

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