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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You Can Now Lease An All-Electric Sedan In Ghana For Just $160 Per Month!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:15:07 +0000

Driving electric in many African countries is a whole lot cheaper than driving ICE. Ghana, like many other African countries, has a very low motorization rate compared to most parts of the developed world. This presents a huge opportunity for another leapfrog moment where consumers can jump straight into the world of EVs, bypassing the ICE Age. 

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VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:25:59 +0000

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area

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Suicide By A Thousand Cuts: Trump’s War On America

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 15:36:35 +0000

There is a saying, “United we stand, divided we fall.” It comes in many forms, in many languages, including Abraham Lincoln’s “A house divided against itself, cannot stand,” a fairly close restatement from the Bible

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Building Resiliency With Renewable Energy: A Look At ZOLA Electric’s Efforts To Combat COVID-19 Through Expanded Energy Access

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 11:00:02 +0000

ZOLA ElectricZOLA Electric is one of many distributed solar companies thinking about what COVID-19 means for their business and how solar can be deployed to help combat the pandemic

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SolarTaxi’s Electric Motorcycles Charge Up Ghana’s On-Demand Delivery Market

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:08:08 +0000

Ghanaian startup SolarTaxi, an initiative started by Kumasi Hive through the partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 2018, is scaling up its electric bike business

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Africa Needs Toyota-Branded BEVs, & Here’s Why

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 23:05:27 +0000

The Brookings Institution says consumers in Africa are brand conscious and brand loyal. When it comes to cars, that brand is Toyota! In the brand new vehicle market, the Toyota Hilux is king in South Africa and also tops other charts. Other popular models in the new vehicle market are the Corolla, the Fortuner, and the Yaris

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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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