South Africa launches its “Made in Africa” electric vehicle brand. Lebohang Radebe has attended the launch.

Agilitee, a manufacturer and reseller of electric motor vehicles has launched its first line of fully electric motor vehicles last night in Durban, KwaZulu Natal (KZN) attended by the business community and dignitaries, among them, the president of the IFP, Honourable Velenkosini Hlabisa, and the KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Ravi Pillay.

Hosted by South Africa’s agile actors, media personalities, Somizi Mhlongo and co-host Moshe Ndiki, the event takes place following the World Environment Day as declared by the United Nations, themed, ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore’ and its focal point is ecosystem restoration.

Agilitee is an electric vehicle and green tag company that is at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in Africa, and most importantly, green technology being the future, Agilitee is the industry pioneer and the first African electric vehicle (EV) company to go to market, driving clean energy solutions and carbon reduction.

The company has operations in Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg and will create over 3000 jobs when in full operation. It is set to be the next industry giant, pioneering this sector across Africa. Agilitee also manufactures car charging facilities as well as other related products on the African continent.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agilitee Dr. Mandla Lamba, described this pioneering innovation as the catalyst for clean energy solutions and carbon reduction in Africa.

“Our passionate and agile team is pioneering, researching, importing, assembling, manufacturing and franchising electric vehicle and motorbike technology, including battery swapping stations and solar charging facilities across the continent,” Lamba said.

The company is now developing its manufacturing plant locally which is expected to be operational by 2022. The plant is set to be transformed into a comprehensive manufacturing plant within 6 months to enable all products sold to be 100% proudly South African.

Agilitee partnered with eBikeGo Private Limited which is India’s largest smart electric mobility platform. It offers an electronic mode of transportation in India, to produce and distribute electronic motorcycles in Africa. The company is well-positioned with operations in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Amritsar, Jaipur, and Hyderabad to capture a 10% share of India’s two-wheeler market by 2022.

This unique partnership will see the African consumer benefit from an established brand and Agilitee’s promise to deliver high-quality service. The partnership will also see a massive rollout of training and transfer of skills to young aspiring entrepreneurs.

The company has also partnered with two of South Africa’s banks, ABSA and Capitec to provide financing of the motorcycles for all interested potential franchisers and customers respectively.

Speaking on behalf of Sihle Zikalala, the Premier of KwaZulu Natal, MEC Pillay said that the province welcomes such great innovation and it is open for business. Pillay pledged support for Agilitee and recognized the significant economic role Agilitee is going to play in KZN.

One of the guest speakers, IFP President Velenkosini Hlabisa says this technology will be beneficial for the growth and development of Kwa-Zulu Natal. He pledged his support for this firm which is projected to become one of Africa’s 100-year companies.

Agilitee is a manufacturer and reseller of electric motor vehicles, car charging facilities as well as related products on the African continent. Agilitee is one of the first Electric Vehicle companies on the African continent which is set to be the next industry giant, pioneering this sector across Africa. The launch marks the birth of a leader in innovation within the EV markets to dominate across the ecosystem.

Click on the link below to watch the SABC interview with Dr Mandla Lamba on the launch:


Lebohang Radebe writes on behalf of Agilitee Africa and he’s on