Georgia is striving to become a leader in terms of green economy and replace its “environmentally unsafe” car fleet with new electric cars in the next 10 years, says Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava at the presentation of an electric car manufacturing factory in the western Georgian city of Kutaisi, ONA reports citing Agenda.Ge.
Georgian industrial holding Aigroup will construct a production factory in Kutaisi and supply local as well as EU markets with electric cars starting in 2020.
“We are building a green economy. Green economy means the development of environmentally clean technologies. The electric car producing factory in Kutaisi is exactly the project. Kutaisi is famous for its industrial traditions. By implementing this project Kutaisi will regain the status of a machine-building capital”, Turnava said.
Aigroup announced that 18 months after the factory becomes operational, it will have produced 5,000 electric cars on the market.
Besides an electric car factory, the new enterprise will also include a factory for solar panels and other high-tech factories which will employ 3,000 people.