Agilitee Africa, a South African-based green solutions provider, is seeking to break into Ghana’s nascent automobile market, with its eco-friendly smart solutions to emerging challenges posed by fossil-fuel-powered vehicle use.
With the global automobile industry now faced with ending the era of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2040, Agilitee Africa says it is aiming to change the continent, Africa, to drive clean energy solutions and carbon reduction.
The expansion drive of the green tech firm, to West Africa, comes at the time when energy transition is topping discussions among global leaders and climate change campaigner, as the world seeks avenues to reduce the worst impacts of climate change.
The Chief Executive of Agilitee Africa, Dr. Mandla Lamba, said while recognising that Africa has electricity problems, the products produced by Agilitee are very “green energy friendly.”
“We are currently concluding the transaction that will lead us to operate in Ghana fully, with our local partner. We believe that Ghana is more ready for this green evolution,” he stated.
This is also underlined by the country’s commitment to the global climate actions, as spelt out in the Paris Agreement as well as the global pledge to now cut emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – a greenhouse gas which causes climate change, recently in Glasgow.
It is understood that financial organisations controlling $130tn agreed to back “clean” technology, such as renewable energy, and direct finance away from fossil fuel-burning industries.
The initiative is an attempt to involve private companies in meeting net zero targets.
This presents good opportunities for green tech firms like Agilitee, especially also around the time the Secretary-General for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Wamkele Mene, has said the African Export-Import Bank has mobilised US$100 million to support the development of the African Automotive sector.
Agilitee Africa is at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution in electric vehicles, artificial intelligence and more importantly, green technology which is the future.
The company has different eco-friendly products for the Ghanaian market including solar appliances like tewlevision – a business that creates 1000 jobs in just one and half years – once started according to the firm’s chief executive officer.
Dr. Lamba says Agilitee targets manufacturing, imports, and producing electric vehicles themselves, battery swapping stations, and solar charging facilities to franchising and licensing African countries.