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Econet installs electric charging stations for vehicles in Zimbabwe

Econet Subsidiary, Distributed Power Africa (DPA) is a company that is well known for offering innovative solutions . Not so long ago, they had entered into an agreement with Mettle Solar to power Africa Data Centres’ EADC. Well, this time they have come back with something even bigger as the company is now installing electric vehicle charging stations across Zimbabwe.

β€œElectric vehicles have zero emissions and we are excited to add this innovation to our solar offering. We have grown our commercial and industrial energy deployments, and bundling our solar solutions with EV charging infrastructure will aid the transition to cleaner energy.”Divyajeet Mahajan, DPA Zimbabwe’s Chief Executive Officer

This development came about after the government of Zimbabwe made a commitment to promote the use of EVs. With conventional combustion engine vehicles and other human activity contributing to climate change, EVs are one of many options that will help us better manage carbon emissions.
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Zimbabwe has lagged behind on critical infrastructure like EV charging stations making EVs an unappetising prospect for the nation’s motorists. For those who already had an EV, range anxiety was a real thing as the nearest charging station may have been at their place of employment or home.
β€œOur charging stations will ease a major concern for consumers looking to move to EVs, by removing the fear of running out of battery on their journey,” Divyajeet Mahajan, DPA Zimbabwe’s Chief Executive Officer

DPA has three charging stations already installed in Msasa (Harare) and there are 17 others that are being installed at various sites across the country.To add on to this, DPA is now offering EV charging stations as a part of its corporate and industrial solar installations. This will surely encourage businesses to replicate.

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