Government of Zimbabwe initiates survey to gauge perceptions on adoption of electric vehicles

By Wallace Mawire

HARARE,ZIMBABWE-The government of Zimbabwe has initiated a survey to understand the perceptions and willingness of different users towards electric vehicles adoption as the country moves with the global agenda to minimize climate change.

Currently the government is developing an e-mobility policy framework and roadmap with the aim to promote deployment and adoption of electric vehicles in the country.

It is also reported that the survey is part of work currently being done by the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Ministry of Energy and Power Development, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN),United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-DTU and Mobility For Africa Trust in developing an e-mobility roadmap for Zimbabwe.

Some of the issues which are being targeted by the survey include occupation of consumers, average income, if one owns an electric vehicle, electric vehicle supply chain including mobility patterns.

It is also reported that an electric vehicle is a vehicle that is propelled by one or more electric motors using energy stored in rechargeable batteries.Compared to internal combustion engines, vehicles like petrol and diesel vehicles, electric vehicles make no noise, have no exhaust emissions and lower emission levels.

 

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