ZESCO has officially launched its first Electric Vehicle in Zambia that will allow users to use electricity instead of fuel.

ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mapani says the electric vehicle is 6 times cheaper than the normal vehicles when it comes to energy consumption.

Speaking at the Agricultural and Commercial Show exhibition in Lusaka today, Mr. Mapani said the vehicle uses pure hydro electricity hence no carbon emission.

He added that this new vehicle will bring about economic growth as it will create jobs for many.