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Volkswagen to open plant in Ghana early 2020

German car-maker, Volkswagen is set to open an assembling plant in Ghana early 2020. In 2018 the company announced plans to set up a plant in Ghana as it continues to expand across Africa. Volkswagen already builds vehicles in Kenya and recently opened another car plant in Rwanda as part of its expansion project in East Africa. The Rwanda project was the first of such plants in the East African nation expected to led to the building of up to 5,000 cars per year. VW CEO for Africa, Thomas Schafer…

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Rwanda is first African country to launch Volkswagen electric cars

German car producer Volkswagen has teamed up with Siemens to launch electric vehicles in Rwanda. The launch on Tuesday is part of the e-Golf project, making Rwanda the first African country where Volkswagen is testing electric cars. During Tuesday’s launch four of the electric cars were unveiled and available on the local market. The e-golf cars are now being rolled out in Africa for the first time. There is only one charging station for these cars located at the Volkswagen facility at the Special Economic Zone. Volkswagen officials say more…

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“Made in Rwanda” Volkswagen cars go on sale

The largest European manufacturer, Volkswagen has targeted 5,000 vehicles from it’s Kigali assembly plant in Rwanda. European car-marker, Volkswagen launched it’s car assembly plant in Rwanda in June, 2018. The care-marker has already started producing “Made in Rwanda“ vehicle brands assembled in Kigali. The plant has produced “Polo” brand vehicles, but due to demand, the manufacturer is produced other models including Passat, Tiguan, Amarok and Teramont. The Terramont retails at $48,156 while Volkswagen Amarok (the pick-up truck) goes for $44,559. VW Polo model, the most affordable of the locally-assembled option costs…

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Ghana to offer Volkswagen, Nissan 10-year tax break

Ghana wants to offer car making companies Volkswagen and Nissan tax breaks of up to 10 years. The move according to the government is intended to attract such automakers to the West African economy. Setting up local manufacturing plants in Ghana, according to the government should grow its economy and create jobs. Last year German car-maker, Volkswagen announced plans to establish an assembling plant in Ghana. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the revelation during her trip to the West African nation in September last year. Angela Merkel, said the assembling…

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