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


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 Vehicles in South Africa: Where Are We Now?


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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Mobility For Africa Shows How Electric Vehicles Can Transform Lives Where it Matters Most – Part 2


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


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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GridCars Network Is Charging Up South Africa’s EV Revolution


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


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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Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?


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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Africa’s Oil Curse, the Example of Nigeria


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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How Can Africa Join The EV Revolution? (Video)


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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Blockchain Is Decrypting Africa’s Future In Renewables


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.

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


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


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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Atoms for Africa

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The economies of Africa’s 54 countries with 1.2 billion people are hobbled by a general dearth of energy. But nuclear energy could help that more than the rest of the world realizes, as discussed in a new report by the Center for Global Development.

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54gene closes $15 million to accelerate genomics research in Africa

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The Nigerian startup is building Africa’s first biobank to serve as a database for medical companies developing new therapeutics. The post 54gene closes $15 million to accelerate genomics research in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa paywall Dealflow Impact Tech

5-Day Trips From Pretoria To Cape Town Inspire BMW i3 Owner To Start evCrowdRoute Charging Network


South Africa’s EV public charging network is growing all the time, and thanks to Shaun and his partners, evCrowdRoute is one of the firms making this happen.

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East Africa Fruits raises $3.1 million to address Tanzania’s food distribution challenges

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ImpactAlpha, May 7 – Tanzania’s East Africa Fruits is a produce distributor that works with smallholder farmers to acquire, store and deliver goods from farm to market. East Africa Fruits says. The post East Africa Fruits raises $3.1

Field Intelligence raises $3.6 million for Africa’s pharmaceutical supply chain

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ImpactAlpha, March 11 – Africa’s healthcare systems are wrought with inefficiencies. million for Africa’s pharmaceutical supply chain appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa Blockchain/AI/IoT paywall Dealflow Impact Tech

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Berlin-Based betteries Wants To Catalyze Adoption Of Sustainable Second-Life Lithium-Ion Batteries With Stackable Multipurpose Packs


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E-Bikes4Africa’s SunCycles Ramp Up Delivery Service To Weather The Coronavirus Storm


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COVID pandemic gives Africa’s health tech startups a chance to shine 

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ImpactAlpha, April 20 – Africa’s health systems may have an advantage in the fight against COVID: experience mobilizing around outbreaks of infectious diseases. The post COVID pandemic gives Africa’s health tech startups a chance to shine appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Aavishkaar scores $37 million for expansion in Asia and Africa

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ImpactAlpha, September 26 – India-based impact investor Aavishkaar has more than $1 billion in assets under management and three open funds in India, Southeast Asia and Africa. paywall Africa Smarter Money Industry News Asia Dealflow India

Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer: “What is urgently needed is more power from somewhere”


Last week, South Africa experienced the largest power outage in over a decade. Eskom, a South African electric company, is having some serious issues. Arrests have been made over fraud involving millions of dollars.

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Fika Mobility Wants To Jumpstart The Kenyan Electric Motorcycle Market With Battery Swap Model


According to the Motorcycle Assemblers Association of Kenya, there are currently about 600,000 commercial motorcycles in Kenya. Motorcycle taxis, known as Boda Bodas, are extremely popular, as commuters use them to whiz through Nairobi’s infamous traffic.

Novastar Ventures’ second fund to invest in basic goods and services in Africa

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ImpactAlpha, May 14 – Nairobi- and Lagos-based Novastar Ventures invests in startups delivering basic goods and services to Africa’s low-income households. The post Novastar Ventures’ second fund to invest in basic goods and services in Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Battery Supply Constraints On The World Market & Electricity Blackouts Spur South African Battery Assembly


With a huge world market to address, a limited quantity of the batteries from these global brands get to reach Africa. Just like many EV brands blame the slow ramp-up of EV production on battery supply constraints, lithium-ion home batteries have not been produced in large volumes.

MellowVans’ Cool Electric Delivery Vehicles Look To Power The Global Last Mile Delivery Market.


Africa Namibia netherlands New Zealand Southern Africa ZambiaStellenbosch-based MellowVans seeks to help firms across the globe in this space in their quest to unlock operational efficiencies and cost savings by providing them with low cost and emission-free transport.

New South African Lithium-Ion Cell Mega-Factory, Plans For 32 GWh/Year By 2028


The battery storage market in South Africa is expected to grow significantly going forward as companies and homes look to cushion themselves from ongoing electricity blackouts.

CDC Group backs Africa’s banks to ratchet up small business finance

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In Africa, the latest demonstration of its Catalytic Strategies amounts to $275 million in The post CDC Group backs Africa’s banks to ratchet up small business finance appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Africa paywall Dealflow Entrepreneurship Catalytic Capital

In Africa, climate-smart private equity investors have the opportunity to lead

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Nowhere is this more apparent than in Africa – the most vulnerable continent to climate change, both in terms of impact and ability to mitigate damage. Africa’s private equity funds must become leaders in the global fight against climate change. ImpactAlpha, Oct.

UK Climate Investments backs three renewable energy projects in South Africa

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ImpactAlpha, August 26 – South Africa is a laggard in the renewable energy transition. By 2030, the South Africa wants to reduce coal’s role in its energy mix to 46% and boost clean and renewably-based generation to more than 30% (including hydro and nuclear power).

South Africa's first interior 6 star Green Star awarded to Formfunc

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The Green Building Council recently awarded South Africa’s highest possible Interiors Green Star v1 certification to Capetown-based company Formfunc Studio’s office spaces—the first such rating to be awarded in the country for an office and distribution center

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Two New Coal Plants Cancelled In Botswana


While the battle against coal-generated electricity is progressing nicely in the United States, Europe, South Korea, and even to a certain extent Japan, China, and India, the coal companies in some of those countries continue to have their sights on building more coal plants in Africa.

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It’s Amazing What Women With Energy Can Do


“Clean energy entrepreneurship offers a firm path to economic advancement and meaningful inclusion for women living in rural communities in West Africa. Clean Power Solar Energy Africa clean energy entrepreneurship gender inequality Senegal West Africa women

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