CMED acquires electric vehicles

By ZBC Reporter

Government is taking the lead in the adoption of smart transport, with the Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED) adding electric vehicles to its fleet.

The cars are already being operated by the parastatal’s subsidiary EasyGo, in a move that sets the stage for Zimbabwe’s plans to catch up with adoption of green energy.

We are using the EVs for shuttles at the airport and we are our clients have responded well in terms of efficiency but they have also reduced our operational costs,said EasyGo Manager Edmond Usayiwevhu.

With the country boasting of large lithium deposits Central Mechanical and Equipment Department (CMED) Chief Executive Officer Engineer Davison Mhaka noted that Zimbabwe seeks to be a key player in the global EV market.

As CMED we have taken the lead in ensuring that we develop the country’s EV market hence acquiring these cars but also the fact that we have a lot of lithium deposits we can make the country the hub of electric vehicle market,he said.

In a related development, Prospect Resources has identified a key partner for its Arcadia Lithium Mine in Goromonzi to provide critical funding for the development of the project.

The latest development by CMED signals the country’s quest to be a global player in the EV market in line with the National Development Strategy One.