Mozambique eying green transport to reduce dependence on fossil fuels

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MAPUTO, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Mozambican government expressed on Thursday its interest in bringing in electric cars and popularizing new energy to reduce the import of fossil fuels.

The national director of fuel and hydrocarbons Moises Paulino said in a seminar in Maputo that the country is rich in thermal, hydro, wind and solar resources, thus it has great potential in the production of alternative energy.

"We have in Mozambique the production of graphite and the batteries used in these electric vehicles take graphite as one of the components. So the country has conditions to enter this market," said Paulino.

The government official was debating on the introduction of electric transport in the country, where the advantages of alternative energy including low costs and reduction of the carbon emission were discussed.

Fossil fuels are among the main products imported in Mozambique and the country imports about 1.7 million tonnes per annum. Enditem

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