Tag: Volkswagen

How viable is the sharing economy in Rwanda?

The sharing economy has been a success story in many parts of the world with the likes of Uber and Airbnb among the frontrunners.

World Economic Forum: Volkswagen CEO on tech ventures, partnerships & future plans

At the ongoing World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, CNBC International had a conversation with CEO of Volkswagen (VW), Herbert Diess on their current performance and future plans.

VW’s electric car launched in Rwanda

This week in the headlines in Rwanda, the VW’s launched the electric car, Moreover the first East and Central Africa Mining Forum took place here in the country and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation hosted the Hong Kong trade and investment seminar. TV and Multimedia Editor at The New Times, Olivia Ikilezi joins CNBC Africa for more on the news that made headlines in Rwanda this week.

Rwanda recognises green mobility with launch of electric cars

The first ever electric cars have hit Rwanda’s roads as German carmaker Volkswagen launched its pilot electric mobility project in Africa. This according to officials demonstrates the country’s commitment to adopt and drive technological advances. CNBC Africa’s Steven Muvunyi reports.

Volkswagen opens its first Rwandan car assembly facility

The German automaker said in January that it initially plans to build up to 5,000 cars per year, beginning with the Polo and Passat models.

Volkswagen to start Rwanda car assembly in May

Germany’s Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service. The...

Volkswagen to double output from Kenya plant

Other brands assembling vehicles in Kenya include Isuzu, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Peugeot.

U.S. charges Volkswagen executive with fraud over emissions scandal

The arrest and court appearance come as VW nears a $3 billion plus - and potentially $4 billion - settlement.