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Electric Cars

EV Risks and Opportunities for the SA Auto Industry

2023-03-28T09:36:39+02:00

As the CEO of AutoTrader South Africa, I have been closely monitoring the global transition to electric vehicles (EV) and its potential impact on South Africa's automotive industry. While the shift to EVs poses some challenges for South Africa, it also presents a number of opportunities for growth and innovation. The EV Impact on South [...]

EV Risks and Opportunities for the SA Auto Industry2023-03-28T09:36:39+02:00

The future of EVs at Mercedes-Benz South Africa | The AutoBiography

2023-03-13T08:38:42+02:00

The Mecedes-Benz brand identifies itself as a blend of luxury, sportiness and performance. As Co-CEO, Mark Raine firmly believes that being a luxury brand consists of 4 things: the brand element, the product substance, quality and lastly, customer service. It's these elements that have fueled the growth and success of the Mercedes-Benz offering in any [...]

The future of EVs at Mercedes-Benz South Africa | The AutoBiography2023-03-13T08:38:42+02:00

What are EV batteries made of?

2022-09-15T15:50:22+02:00

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum in South Africa, even more so now with the spike in fuel prices. Searches on AutoTrader more than doubled annually for the last 2 years - a clear indication that demand is growing. Whilst interest in EVs grows, so does the need to educate electric car drivers or would-be electric [...]

What are EV batteries made of?2022-09-15T15:50:22+02:00

Electricity vs petrol price increase | Impact on electric cars in SA

2022-04-28T16:57:41+02:00

The recent increase in electricity prices as well as petrol prices begs the question. How much does it cost to charge electric cars compared to fueling petrol cars? These increases consisted of electricity tariffs going up by 9.61% and an increase in petrol price of 28 cents per litre in April 2022.  I'm going to [...]

Electricity vs petrol price increase | Impact on electric cars in SA2022-04-28T16:57:41+02:00

The revolution of electric cars in South Africa

2022-04-22T08:34:29+02:00

The revolution of electric cars in South Africa is starting will contribute not only to our GDP through the automotive sector. But also to our education sector as more and more demand rises for these electric cars. The automotive industry has enjoyed strong growth in vehicle manufacture and sales over the last decade, but all [...]

The revolution of electric cars in South Africa2022-04-22T08:34:29+02:00

The future of electric cars in South Africa

2022-04-24T10:28:52+02:00

I'm not the kind of person who cares much about the loud tail-pipe noises that petrol-heads love, I always remind people that at one point in our history, we rode horses, especially when talking about the future of electric cars in South Africa. However, horses have not disappeared, they have been replaced by Internal Combustion [...]

The future of electric cars in South Africa2022-04-24T10:28:52+02:00

3 things I love about the Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge electric car

2022-03-18T09:27:30+02:00

Volvo South Africa gave me the great opportunity to be one of the first in South Africa to drive the Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge full battery electric car. I had the Volvo XC40 Recharge for the weekend.  3 things I love about the Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge electric car 1 - Adaptive cruise control and [...]

3 things I love about the Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge electric car2022-03-18T09:27:30+02:00

Green paper on new energy vehicles – with Mike Mabasa

2022-03-09T20:33:54+02:00

We had the opportunity to find out from the CEO of Naamsa, Mike Mabasa what the purpose of the Green Paper on SA’s new energy vehicles is all about.  The new energy vehicle Green Paper policy document recently published was produced to help in defining Africa's position on new energy vehicles. Let's first define what [...]

Green paper on new energy vehicles – with Mike Mabasa2022-03-09T20:33:54+02:00

Battery Electric Cars vs Hybrid Vehicles

2022-02-24T09:29:38+02:00

Mike Mabasa and I had the opportunity to discuss the development of hybrid vs full battery electric vehicles in the market today.  SA’s first hybrid vehicles Two specific OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) like Toyota and Mercedes, have manufactured some of the very first hybrid vehicles at scale in South Africa. Question is, with Toyota manufacturing [...]

Battery Electric Cars vs Hybrid Vehicles2022-02-24T09:29:38+02:00

Green Paper vs White Paper electric vehicle policy with NAAMSA’s Mike Mabasa

2022-02-11T10:09:37+02:00

The department of trade, industry and competition DTIC released a green paper for the advancement of new energy vehicles in South Africa. Essentially electric vehicles or electric cars. This is an integral part of the series of policy papers accompanying the 2021 budget for the department and serves as the first step into informing and [...]

Green Paper vs White Paper electric vehicle policy with NAAMSA’s Mike Mabasa2022-02-11T10:09:37+02:00
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