ZERA will host a series of events around the country to raise awareness and promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Zimbabwe. They also plan to install charging stations at its facilities across the country. ZERA has also been pushing for an increase in the adoption of renewable energy generation plants, with a strong focus on solar, to address the country’s electricity generation shortfall.
Zimbabwe imports all of its petrol and diesel spending about $1.2 billion annually on fossil fuel imports. These imports are almost a third of its annual import bill. This puts immense pressure on its current account position. Ditching ICE vehicles as fast as possible makes a lot of economic sense. Don’t forget, more money is spent on top of that to import ICE vehicle spare parts and engine oils, etc. Reducing petrol and diesel import bills will help reduce the pressure on scarce foreign currency, which can then be freed up for other purposes.
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