The adoption of electric cars will go a long way in reducing the fuel import bill and green house emissions that damage the environment.

This was said by Advocate Fortune Chasi the vice chairman of South Africa-based electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing company, Agilitee that is expected to commence operations in the country in July.

“The prospects are extremely good for EVs in this country.There are practical reasons why we should go for EVs in a big way.

“Our import bill is huge and we have had challenges in the past so the use of EVs will make huge savings in terms of import substitution,” he said.

Advocate Chasi said EVs were also environmental friendly and would promote growth of downstream industry.

He added that the trend the world over was going towards production of EVs and the country was better off not being left behind.

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