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  • The Kigali assembly plant of the largest European manufacturer, Volkswagen, has started production of its vehicles in June 27, 2019. Several models will be assembled on this site with an initial target of 5000 vehicles per year that the manufacturer intended for the modest local Rwandan market by focusing on several urban mobility solutions. In the medium and long term, Volkswagen is targeting the regional market with other sites under construction in neighboring countries.

  • With 200,000 vehicles registered in the country over the last twenty years according to official figures and a population of 12 million, Rwanda is a modest market for the automotive industry. However, in addition to selling vehicles for proposals to public institutions and companies, Volkswagen also offers urban mobility solutions through its Volkswagen Mobility Solution in Kigali.

  • It is a car-sharing system of the” Uber” type as well as a community car-sharing service intended mainly for companies in Kigali. The German manufacturer who has partnered with other partners, like the distributor CFAO, also plans to launch a carpooling offer within a few months.