Japan’s Disappointing EV Sales Are Bad For Africa, & Here’s Why

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:35:28 +0000

A potential bottleneck could come quite soon on the used EV supply side. Thanks to Japanese OEM’s love of mild hybrids and their quest to prolong the ICE age as long as possible, sales of EVs in Japan have been very disappointing. Sales have been so poor that the market share of EVs in Japan was recently just under 1%

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Africa’s Low Motorization Levels Present An Opportunity For Another Leapfrog Event

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:25:18 +0000

Even counting used vehicles, the majority of African countries still have very low levels of motorization compared to countries in the developed world. Only a handful of countries have motorization rates above 100 vehicles per 1,000 people

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It’s Happening! Car Dealers In Africa Are Starting To Stock More Used EVs

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:35:02 +0000

We are starting to see more and more used car dealers in Africa stocking used EVs and not just bringing in EVs per order

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Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 3

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:30:15 +0000

We continue with our push to show that driving electric in Africa can be a whole lot cheaper than driving ICE. How cheap? In some cases, driving electric is as good as driving for free thanks some really cheap residential electricity tariffs in several countries

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1st Ethiopian-Assembled All-Electric Hyundai Ioniq Rolls Out Of Haile Gebrselassie’s Marathon Motor Engineering Plant

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 19:15:18 +0000

Marathon Motor Engineering, a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and Olympic Champion Haile Gebrselassie, has started assembling the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq in Ethiopia

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Ghana Pushes For Adoption Of EVs To Soak Up Excess Electricity Generation Capacity

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 18:55:52 +0000

In a bid to increase uptake of this excess electricity, the Energy Commission launched the Drive Electric Initiative in 2019. The Drive Electric Initiative says Ghana plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% of the projected business as usual approach emissions by 2030 and they see the acceleration of adoption of EVs as one of the best ways to achieve this

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Uganda-Based Bodawerk’s Electric Tractors, Motorcycle Conversion Kits, Threshing & Milling Machines Look Set To Transform Lives

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2020 18:00:16 +0000

The company’s mobility products are built from recycled and upcycled materials. Up to 90% of the materials used are sourced locally, with only the electric motors imported from China. They assemble their battery packs using the standard 18650 cells recovered from old laptops, which allows them to lower the costs of their products significantly to levels that are more affordable for their target market

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Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 2

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 18:05:03 +0000

Africa’s highest mileage BMW i3. Shaun Maidment’s i3 has done 252 000 km (Courtesy of evCrowdRoute)One of the best ways to reduce emissions going forward is not to restrict the importation of used vehicles but to simply shift to cleaner and safer used vehicles. Used vehicles tend to come in at price points that are more affordable for the target market in most of these African countries

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Nairobi VW eGolf Experience

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:15:30 +0000

Iyadi Iyadi had enough problems with his ICE car and maintaining it became very expensive. He then decided to ditch the ICE and get an EV. After some extensive research, he decided to buy the 35.8 kWh 2019 VW eGolf

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Electric SUVs Could Be The Most Important Segment In Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 23:06:16 +0000

It’s very common for small African countries to have governments with at least 30 ministers and an equal number of deputy ministers. Quite fascinating really, considering much bigger economies have fewer than 15 ministers

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