Interesting Insights From Uganda’s 2024/2025 National Budget

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 16:40:12 +0000

Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, recently delivered the country’s 2024/2025 national budget. There were some very interesting insights in there that give us a good look into Uganda’s electricity generation landscape as well as the current state and plans to grow the electric mobility ecosystem. … [continued]

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Partners With HBT Transport In Nairobi To Introduce A Fleet of Nissan Leafs

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 16:25:38 +0000

Fleet operators, such as shuttle service providers for airport transfers and other players who drive a lot of kilometers per day, stand to benefit the most from lower operation and maintenance costs associated with electric vehicles, thereby enjoying a lower total cost of ownership. They also benefit from access to … [continued]

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The Actual Benefit of High Tariffs on Chinese Electric Cars in Europe & USA

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 13:08:56 +0000

There has been a vast amount of discussion on Chinese electric cars making their way to European and US markets, and the European Union and USA putting high tariffs on these electric cars based on the assumption that production of these electric cars is being unfairly subsidized, overproduced, and then … [continued]

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BYD & Ampersand To Collaborate On Electric Motorcycles In Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2024 23:21:10 +0000

Ampersand will purchase BYD’s high-tech battery cells to build around 40,000 electric motorcycles by the end of 2026, with the long-term goal of electrifying a large portion of Africa’s 30 million commercial motorcycles. In an exciting development toward electricity in one of the most prominent sectors in the African transport … [continued]

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Bolt, TRÍ, & Watu Partner to Empower Drivers with Electric Three-Wheeler Pilot Program in Tanzania

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:19:31 +0000

From about 2010, the population of three-wheeled internal combustion engine vehicles has been growing in Tanzania. These three-wheelers are used as taxis and have become an integral part of Tanzania’s transport ecosystem. One of the major original equipment manufacturers in the internal combustion engine three-wheeler market is the Indian firm … [continued]

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Bikita Minerals Lithium Mine in Zimbabwe Gets 12MW Solar PV Plus 6MWh Lithium Battery To Enhance Mining Operations

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2024 16:14:57 +0000

Sinomine Resources Group Co., Ltd. (Sinomine Resources) has been ramping up operations at its lithium mine in Bikita, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. They have invested more than $200 million towards exploration work, mine expansion, and other strategic projects according to data from the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency. Some of the investment … [continued]

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South Africa Gets A Duck Curve!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 16:02:54 +0000

A very unique change in the shape of the electric load met by conventional power plants develops when increasing levels of PV are added to the system. This phenomenon was first observed and published in a paper by NREL in 2008. The phenomenon was then later confirmed in more detail … [continued]

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The Significance Of The US-Kenya Climate & Clean Energy Industrial Partnership

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 15:41:57 +0000

The US and Kenya level up their strategic relationship with a slate of new clean energy programs for sustainability and national security.

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A Look At The State Of The South African EV Landscape

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 24 May 2024 16:54:03 +0000

The motor vehicle manufacturing industry is one of the most important sectors in South Africa, contributing 4.3% (2.4% manufacturing and 1.9% retail) to the gross domestic product. 633,332 vehicles were produced in South Africa in 2023. 399,594 vehicles were exported, which was a new record for exports, according to naamsa. … [continued]

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Plug-in Electric Vehicles in USA Consumed More Electricity than the Whole of Uganda in 2023!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 21:03:03 +0000

Light-duty vehicles (LDV) in the United States consumed approximately 7,596 GWh of electricity in 2023, almost five times the consumption in 2018 according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration Electric Power Monthly report. The report also adds that U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased in recent years, making … [continued]

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