gilitee is a South African electric vehicle manufacturing company that specialises in electric motorcycles and scooters. The company last year embarked on a capital raising exercise and at the same time looking for prospective franchisees in Zimbabwe, Nigeria among other African countries. In an acceleration of events, it looks like Agilitee is now looking to set up an electric vehicle assembly plant in Zimbabwe.

According to a report by Newsday, Agilitee’s CEO Dr Mandla Lamba said that Zimbabwe has become an attractive destination due to its high Lithium deposits. Lithium is an essential part of EV because it is one of the core components of their batteries.

“So we will be opening in Zimbabwe on July 1, but we will start a process of building the assembly plant. We will be bringing EV components into Zimbabwe to assemble them. That helps also in terms of job creation and boosting the economy. Remember we do have investors from Australia who are mining lithium in Zimbabwe and Chinese companies doing the same. So that is how we see potential in Zimbabwe going forward”

Dr Mandla Lamba, CEO Agilitee

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https://www.techzim.co.zw/2021/05/sa-electric-vehicle-company-to-set-up-assembly-plant-in-zim/