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President commits to ‘green’ industrialisation, EV production

The country will decommission and repurpose coal-fired power stations and invest in new low-carbon generation capacity, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.


More South Africans see merits of electric vehicles

South Africans in the market for a car are developing an increased appetite for electric vehicles, with some planning a purchase in the next five years, says AutoTrader.


Sakhumnotho takes stake in EV firm Everlectric

The investment firm enters into a binding agreement to acquire up to 30% of local electric vehicle company Everlectric.


Tesla, VW dominate global electric vehicle sales in 2021

Despite supply chain constraints, global electric vehicle sales increased to 2.6 million units in the first half of 2021, with Tesla and Volkswagen leading the pack.


Mazda prepares to produce electric, hybrid vehicles by 2022

The Japanese automaker outlines its electrification strategy, with plans to debut electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from next year.


SA’s electric vehicle uptake slowly accelerates

South Africa leads Africa’s electric vehicle adoption rate, but falls behind other developing countries like India and Mexico, says the Global EV Outlook.

Apr 6, 2021

Tesla ramps up EV production as demand hits record high

The US firm delivered 185 000 electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2021, and is ramping up its vehicle production, as global demand increases.


South Africans want electric cars but they are still too expensive

Although there is demand for electric vehicles from South African customers, high prices are the biggest deterrent to consumer adoption, says AutoTrader.

Sep 25, 2020

BMW Group launches all-electric Mini Cooper in SA

BMW Group introduces to SA what it calls the first small vehicle in the premium segment to run purely on electrical power: the Mini Cooper SE.

Jun 11, 2020

Consumers now pay significantly less for electric cars

Electric vehicle prices decrease due to market expansion and the economic downturn; however, manufacturers are selling them at a loss.


Three must-have apps for electric cars in SA

One of the great benefits of electric cars is that users can control and monitor the vehicle by syncing it with their smartphone.


Govt policy, range anxiety hinder EV adoption in SA

Government’s policy framework and a host of other conditions do not favour electric vehicle adoption in SA, says the uYilo eMobility Programme.

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