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

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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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South Africa Gets The Porsche Taycan Before It Gets A Tesla

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

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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.

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

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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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Electric SUVs Could Be The Most Important Segment In Africa

CleanTechnica

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

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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 2

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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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The New BMW iX3 Is Coming To South Africa!

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BMW also produces the X3 in Rosslyn, Pretoria, South Africa. The BMW iX3 shares the same platform as the plug-in hybrid, the mild hybrid, and the fossil fuel X3 models. The iX3 will be built at the BMW/Brilliance Automotive joint venture plant in China where BMW has been producing the X3.

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Electric Vehicles in South Africa: Where Are We Now?

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South Africa’s uYilo Electric Mobility Program, a multi-stakeholder, collaborative program focused on enabling, facilitating, and mobilizing electric mobility in South Africa, has just released its State of Electric Vehicles in South Africa Report.

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

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

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Vanderbijlpark-based Electronia is selling Energica electric superbikes in South Africa. 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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Mobility For Africa Shows How Electric Vehicles Can Transform Lives Where it Matters Most – Part 2

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Mobility For Africa (MFA) has just completed the first of a two-part pilot phase which we covered here recently. MFA has now started the second phase of the pilot. MFA tested several models which included exploring agricultural produce transport services as well as general taxi services.

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Pretoria-Based BLUEPLUG Charges Up South Africa’s EV Market (Interview)

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We were excited to have an opportunity to have a discussion with BLUEPLUG Electrical, one of South Africa’s largest EV charging infrastructure installation companies.

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Jaguar I-PACE Is South Africa’s Car Of The Year

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BMW South Africa has been at the forefront of promoting electric mobility in South Africa. The BMW i3 has been the only electric model that has been consistently available in South Africa since 2015, hence it is tops of the all-time sales charts with 405 units sold since 2015.

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South Africa Could Miss Out On EVolution

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Elon Musk’s home town of Pretoria recently hosted the Smarter Mobility Africa 2019 Summit, where the future of South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry was one of the major sessions.

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Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?

CleanTechnica

Like Germany is to Europe, South Africa is the manufacturing powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2018, South Africa produced 610,854 vehicles. In particular, it has 8 automobile assembly plants.

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Mobility For Africa Shows How Electric Vehicles Can Transform Lives Where It Matters Most

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MFA’s vision is to “bring solar powered electric transport solutions to women and their families that are affordable, efficient and adapted to peri urban and rural areas in Africa.”.

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Study: Driving Tesla Model 3 Is Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving Petrol Vehicles In 23 African Countries

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The transition to electromobility is well underway. In fact, it is happening much faster than most people think. EV market share figures are starting to look quite nice in many markets in the developed world.

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Africa’s Oil Curse, the Example of Nigeria

CleanTechnica

A common concept in Africa that is not noticed in the United States or other parts of the world is what in Africa is called “Africa’s Oil Curse.”. CleanTechnica has been running a number of articles on little noted negative aspects of gas/diesel vehicles.

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Boosting The Financing Of Local Distributed Renewable Energy Actors In Africa — Oil Change International Shows How It Can Be Done

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However, only about 1-2% of financing for electricity in Africa is currently flowing to distributed renewable energy. Clean Power Green Economy Investment Solar Energy Wind Energy africa renewable energy africa renewable energy financing Oil Change International (OCI

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

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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.

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GridCars Network Is Charging Up South Africa’s EV Revolution

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Established in 2009, GridCars has grown to become South Africa’s largest Electric Vehicle Charging Service Equipment (EVSE), Charging Station Infrastructure and Management Systems firm. One of the main players in the South African EV space is GridCars.

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New Generation Of German Luxury Plug-in Hybrid SUVs Could Help Influence EV Adoption In Africa

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Hybrid vehicles have come a long way since they went mainstream with the very successful Toyota Prius. Now in its fourth generation, featuring an 8.8 kWh battery, the Prius Prime/Plug-In Hybrid is good for an all-electric range of about 40 km.

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Are Car Dealerships Now Actively Advertising Electric Vehicles? — South Africa Example

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Botswana-Based Accite Holdings Brings Plant-Based Meat Revolution To Africa With Beyond Meat

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Infinite Foods, a subsidiary of Botswana-based Accite Holdings, plans to tackle Africa’s nutrition problem in a more sustainable way by promoting plant-based food products across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 Arrives Just In Time As Power Cuts Worsen In South Africa

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On the 9th of this month, for the first time ever, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility company, implemented Stage 6 Load shedding in which Eskom had to shed a load of 6000 MW to stabilise the grid. South Africa’s current installed capacity is 49.4

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How Can Africa Join The EV Revolution? (Video)

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A lot of the OEMs have not expressed any interest in bringing EVs to the rest of Africa anytime soon. With the majority of them struggling to meet demand in their home and traditional markets, it doesn’t look like Africa will be a priority anytime soon.

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EVs & PV — A Match Made In Heaven

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

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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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Importance Of Accelerating EV Adoption To Reduce CO2 Emissions, Using Kenya As An Example (Part 2)

CleanTechnica

We continue our series on the importance of accelerating EV adoption to reduce CO2 emissions. This time we take a look at the impact of motorcycles.

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7 ICE Killers We Would Really Like To See In Africa To Help End The ICE Age!

CleanTechnica

Accelerating EV adoption is one of the best ways to reduce carbon emissions, since the transport sector is one of the major contributors of carbon emissions. We recently looked at how increasing the penetration of EVs in Kenya can also help improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Electric Deliveries Are Spreading Across Africa, Botswana Startup MyFoodness Adopts Electric Scooters On Its Routes

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Blockchain Is Decrypting Africa’s Future In Renewables

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Clean Power Africa blockchain CryptocurrenciesJust a few years ago, the notion of a consumer-driven energy sector was unheard of, much less within the African context. Fast-forward to 2019, and blockchain is opening a new energy chapter, driven by smart technologies.

Id Mjahdi Is Africa’s First Fully Solar-Powered Village

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A small village in Morocco, Id Mjahdi, has become the first village on the entire continent of Africa to become completely powered by the warm rays of the sun. Africa contributes to less than 1% of global solar power capacity, according to the International Energy Agency, but solar is very competitive there. Clean Power Community Solar Consumer Technology Grid Microgrids Solar Energy Africa cleanergy Id Mjahdi Mohamed Lasry Morocco

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Kenya’s Electricity Generation Company KenGen To Set Up Public EV Charging Stations

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The EV charging business is certainly going to be gamechanger for KenGen and Kenya Power on the revenue side. First of all, they will already have anchor clients with their own fleets!

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

CleanTechnica

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.

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In semi-arid Africa, farmers are transforming the 'underground forest' into life-giving trees

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Africa Released 6 Billion Tonnes Of CO2 In 2016, Despite Its Low Record For GHG Emissions

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With the continent of Africa not being the largest source of global emissions, questions are not being asked as to what else is being done there to impact our climate. Climate Change Africa co2 emissions GHG emissions

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Tesla’s Cybertruck Could Be The One To Finally Challenge The Toyota Hilux If It Comes To South Africa

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Forget “Tesla Killers,” This Renault K-ZE Could Be An ICE Killer!

CleanTechnica

Africa isn’t a priority for most OEMs, but if we could get the new Renault K-ZE on this side, it could be a gamechanger. Buying this brand new small EV over a used Nissan Leaf would obviously make more sense as this will come with warranties as well as a much improved battery pack.

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France’s Recent Order Liberalizing Retrofits Of Old ICE Vehicles Supercharges Phoenix Mobility’s Ambitions For Mass EV Conversions

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

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10 Bonus Solar News Stories

CleanTechnica

There was plenty of positive solar energy news this month. Aside from the 63 solar stories we've published so far, below are 10 more stories that seem worth looking at even though we didn't take time to explore them in detail.

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