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01/18/18
Kigali / Wolfsburg
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New market potentials in Africa – Volkswagen founds company for mobility solutions in Rwanda

  • Modern car sharing services to start as early as spring 2018
  • Local production of up to 5,000 Volkswagens per year planned for medium term
  • Financial engagement of approx. US$20 million (approx. €16 million)

Volkswagen is taking the next step to develop the African sub-continent: as planned, the brand has founded "Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda", a company based in Rwanda. The objective is to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa in future. As part of its worldwide regionalization strategy, Volkswagen is planning to expand its business presence significantly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agreements to that effect were signed in Kigali just over a year ago in the presence of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.

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