Harare – South Africa-based electric vehicle manufacturer, Agilitee, has partnered Eswatini firm Clivegreen as it begins its expansion into the Southern Africa region.
Agilitee was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange last month, coinciding with the launch of a range of electric motor cycles.
Clivegreen co-director Ms Sibongile Folarin this week said they were excited to partner Agilitee.
“This partnership came at the right time when we all have to think outside the box and recognise the changes around us,” she said. “These changes come with opportunities if one is wise enough to recognise that. So for us we are aware that indeed we are the luckiest company to be the first in the county to participate in this very vast yet early and may be unrecognised opportunity as yet. We are glad Agilitee gave us this opportunity to be the change agents.”
Ms Folarin said adoption of electric vehicles help Eswatini reduce carbon emissions.
“Government is already doing a lot in terms of climate adaptation and mitigation measures. We take pleasure as a company to contribute towards that,” she said. “This opportunity will definitely create a lot of jobs as there are opportunities for individuals to purchase dealership franchise, and charging stations know as swap stations.
“These will increases exponentially given that these cars will be driven throughout the country.”
Agilitee plans to set up shop several SADC member states before the end of the year.