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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We Hope To See More Electric Buses On The Roads As More African Cities Move To Bus Rapid Transit Systems

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:55:05 +0000

As more and more cities start zoning in on the financial benefits of switching to electric buses, we hope they start to deploy more electric buses on their city routes. Some progress has been made across several countries

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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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Uganda’s Kiira Motors: Electric Bus Pilot Program & Jinja EV Factory Construction Update

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:05:36 +0000

Ugandan electric vehicle manufacturing firm Kiira Motors wants to take advantage of all those clean electrons to power the transition to electromobility in Uganda and beyond. Kiira has also been running a pilot for its Kayoola Electric buses. We caught up with Kiira Motors CEO Mr. Paul Isaac Musasizi to find out how the pilot has gone so far

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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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POWER Digest [April 2020]

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000

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Group Readies Hydrogen Production Plant in Japan. A consortium including Toshiba, Tohoku Electric Power, and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in March said it has

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How The Zayed Sustainable Prize Makes A Difference — 4 Interviews

Credit to Author: Jacek Fior| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 02:57:39 +0000

I thought I would go back to the Zayed Sustainability Prize winners from last year to check what has changed and how the prize has impacted their operations

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Strong E-Mobility Focus At The Recent Lake Basin Region Innovation & Investment Week In Kisumu

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 21:20:15 +0000

: Bodawerk E-Boda Electric Motorcycle. Picture by Nambuya ImbegaSiemens Stiftung Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Powering Agriculture, and Wetu recently organized an electric mobility conference in Kisumu, Kenya

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East African Countries Seek The Right Energy Mix: The Heavy Task Of Choosing One’s Path

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:00:59 +0000

Kenya taps most of its energy needs from dams built between 1970 and early the ’80s along Tana River, the country’s biggest river. Several other dams built on other rivers bring the total installed hydropower capacity to 743 MW, which makes up more than half of the country’s power sources

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