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    Ethiopia Launches First Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Plant in East Africa

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    Somali Magazine –  Ethiopia launched its first electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant, the first such plant in East Africa. The plant, which is located in the town of Debre Berhan, is a joint venture between the Ethiopian government and the Chinese company BYD Auto.

    The plant will initially produce electric buses and truck for commercial use, but it is expected to expand production to include other types of EVs in the future. The plant is expected to produce 10,000 EVs per year at full capacity.

    The launch of the EV plant is a major milestone for Ethiopia. The country is committed to reducing its reliance on fossil fuels and promoting sustainable transportation. The EV plant will help Ethiopia to achieve its climate goals and create new jobs.

    The EV plant is also expected to boost the Ethiopian economy. The plant will create a new supply chain for EV components and services. It will also attract foreign investment and boost tourism.

    The launch of Ethiopia’s first EV manufacturing plant is a significant event for the country and for East Africa as a whole. It is the first such plant in the region, and it is expected to have a major impact on the transportation and climate sectors.

    The plant will produce electric buses and trucks, which are in high demand in most African countries. The buses and trucks will help to reduce air pollution by cutting emissions. They will also be more efficient and cheaper to operate than traditional diesel vehicles.

    The EV plant is also expected to boost the Ethiopian economy. It will create new jobs and attract foreign investment. It will also help to develop Ethiopia’s automotive industry.

    The launch of the EV plant is a sign of Ethiopia’s commitment to innovation and sustainable development. The country is investing heavily in renewable energy and other sustainable technologies. The EV plant is a major step towards Ethiopia’s goal of becoming a green economy.

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