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South Africa’s Automotive Industry Looks at Opportunities in West Africa

South Africa is entering the Ghanaian and other West African aftermarkets for automobiles.This comes after Supreme Spring, a subsidiary of Metair, a JSE-listed firm, and Springs and Bolts Company  Read More..

Posted on : 06 May,2021


An Agreement to Increase Automotive Investment in Africa has been signed by AAAM and Afreximbank.

 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) for the financing and promotion of  Read More..

Posted on : 07 Apr,2021


Kenya Has Timely Power Strategy for Electric Vehicles

Road transportation is rapidly electrifying around the world, owing to its low carbon footprint and rapidly emerging energy battery technology. Kenya has no choice but to start preparing for electric  Read More..

Posted on : 07 Apr,2021


Mobius Switches Gears in an Elusive Quest for an Ideal Kenyan Vehicle.

This year, local carmaker opened a production facility of Sh330 million in Nairobi, targeting mass production of the second generation model – Mobius II. Guibert, a Frenchman, said they got  Read More..

Posted on : 11 Mar,2021


Uganda's Auto Business Plans to Start Manufacturing Busses This Year

Uganda's state auto maker, Kiira Motors Corporation, says it will start manufacturing busses by July and aims to deploy 1,030 units this year as it moves to the market now served by major players  Read More..

Posted on : 11 Mar,2021


Ghana, South Africa to Reap the Benefits of German Auto Industry Cooperation

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, has announced that Ghana will be one of two African countries to benefit from the German Auto Cooperation Agreement. On Saturday, 20 February  Read More..

Posted on : 22 Feb,2021


Diesel-Powered Bus for Long Runs Rolls Off Kiira Motors Assembly Line in Uganda

Kiira Motors, Uganda's automotive startup, is expanding its range of offerings to the market as it spans domestic motor vehicle manufacturing and assembly. On February 17, another bus model, the  Read More..

Posted on : 17 Feb,2021


Isuzu East Africa Re-Enters Tanzanian Market with the Opening of a Dealership

Isuzu East Africa is back on the Tanzanian market with the introduction of a dealership run by its new distributor - Al Mansour Auto EA (Tanzania) Limited.   The Japanese vehicle  Read More..

Posted on : 22 Jan,2021


Egypt can become an Automotive Hub says Nissan Africa Chief

Egypt should end duty-free access for imported vehicles to stimulate domestic car assembly, says Mike Whitfield, Managing Director of Nissan tells The Africa Report. Nissan has to pay duty on parts  Read More..

Posted on : 05 Jan,2021


Nissan Appoints Japan Motors as Vehicle Assembly Partner in Ghana

Nissan has today named Japan Motors Trading Co., a long-standing partner, as its local partner at the all-new vehicle assembly plant in Accra. The appointment is the result of an agreement between  Read More..

Posted on : 27 Nov,2020


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