Kutaisi electric car factory will lunch the production of cars in August 2020, the governor of the
Imereti region Zviad Shalamberidze says.
to Shalamberidze, in the future the factory will start manufacturing automotive components.
“Electric cars manufactured in Kutaisi will be
exported as well as will be sold on the local market, and I am sure that they
will be very popular. This will be a production that Georgia has not had before.
At the first stage, 5,000 electric vehicles per year will be produced, later this
figure is planned to be increased to 40,000,” he notes.
to Shalamberidze, initially the cars will
be assembled from imported spare parts.
time component parts will be produced in
Kutaisi. The company belongs to the Chinese brand, and will produce cars of the
relevant standards. We have high expectations, at the first stage the plant
will employ 300 people but over time the number of the staff is planned to increase to 3,000. The whole
region is waiting for the construction completion and many hope to find work
there, ”the governor says.
Shalamberidze adds that battery and
electronics production line will be also launched the plant which will allow to start full-fledged automobile production.
“Not only Kutaisi, but the
whole Georgia will benefit it,” the governor stresses.