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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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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South Africa Gets The Porsche Taycan Before It Gets A Tesla

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 19:05:09 +0000

Taycan 4S electric carPorsche is rewarding its loyal South African fans by bringing the all-electric Taycan. It will be available in three variants, namely the Taycan 4s, the Taycan Turbo, and the Taycan Turbo

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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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Electronia Brings Energica Electric Super Bikes To South Africa, Targets More Countries Across The Continent 

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 06:00:46 +0000

Vanderbijlpark-based Electronia is selling Energica electric superbikes in South Africa. The Modena- (Italy) based Energica is also the sole manufacturer in the Moto E Championship. Electronia is bringing the 21.5 kWh Energica EGO+, EVA RIBELLE, and the EVA ESSEESSE9+ models to South Africa initially, but plans to open up sales in other African countries soon

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Affordable Electric Micro-Mobility Solutions Are Empowering Low Income Communities In Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 19:02:04 +0000

electric micro-mobility KenyaAffordable electric micro-mobility solutions can make a huge difference. That is what Linccell Technology Kenya wants to do in Kenya. It wants to be the “inclusive” eMobility company building robust electric wheelchairs, bicycles, and scooters that are suitable for local conditions and built to handle the local roads, which are not always as good as the main roads

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Importance of Accelerating EV Adoption To Reduce CO2 Emissions, Using Kenya As An Example

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:00:40 +0000

It’s clear to see that by increasing the penetration of electric vehicles every year, EV adoption will displace a significant amount of CO2 in Kenya. Kenya’s grid is already powered by a generation mix that is 93% renewable, thanks to significant contributions from geothermal, hydropower, wind, and some utility-scale solar plants. And since 39% of CO2 emissions in Kenya are from the transport sector, the transition to electromobility is the best route to reducing these emissions

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Drivelectric Kenya’s Partnership With Food Delivery Firm Greenspoon Shows Why Electric Vans Are Perfect for Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 02:25:14 +0000

Greenspoon, Kenya’s first artisan online food store, has partnered with Drivelectric, Kenya’s e-mobility solution provider, to electrify its fleet of delivery vehicles

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VAYA Africa Launches VAYA Electric, Positions Itself For Growth Across Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 21:40:48 +0000

We recently looked at how evCrowdRoute and GridCars are rolling out EV charging networks in South Africa. Now VAYA Africa, a Mauritius-registered Transportation as a Service (TaaS) company, has launched an electric vehicle service in South Africa’s northern neighbor, Zimbabwe

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