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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

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

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

How solar renewable energy can compliment battery electric cars (EV)

2022-01-18T16:39:39+02:00

On the journey to renewable solar energy using solar and driving a battery-electric car (EV), I added solar panels to my home along with purchasing my battery electric Jaguar I-Pace EV and replaced by Internal Combustion Engined car. I recently switched to off-grid solar panels and now my home currently runs off of these solar panels. [...]

How solar renewable energy can compliment battery electric cars (EV)2022-01-18T16:39:39+02:00

2021 Electric Vehicles (EV) – Buyers Survey Results

2021-11-13T11:51:53+02:00

6 Topics covered by the AutoTrader SA 2021 Electric Vehicle (EV) Buyers Survey, seeking to provide answers to questions about Electric Vehicles consumers are too afraid to ask.  What the penetration of Electric Vehicles is in South Africa. General consumer sentiment about Electric Vehicles. What consumers expect from Electric Vehicles. Consumer intentions when it comes [...]

2021 Electric Vehicles (EV) – Buyers Survey Results2021-11-13T11:51:53+02:00

Living with an electric car is possible in SA – But we need CHANGE first

2021-10-28T13:18:25+02:00

Living with an electric car grows electric mobility and is very possible in South Africa today, but a few things need to change.  However, it does make for a steeper adoption curve of the electric car, the longer we wait. The longer we wait the more our ICE (Internal combustion engine) vehicle fleet in South [...]

Living with an electric car is possible in SA – But we need CHANGE first2021-10-28T13:18:25+02:00

Car buying in the South African automotive Industry

2021-10-11T14:34:12+02:00

Two key tactics that you can employ for network effects to work for your business to get the attention of car-buying consumers.  1 - Leverage the bottom end of the funnel 2 - Build a brand How do you leverage the bottom end of the car buying funnel? Key factors to consider that will assist [...]

Car buying in the South African automotive Industry2021-10-11T14:34:12+02:00

AutoTrader Car Industry Report includes electric car (EV) data statistics

2021-08-17T13:20:40+02:00

The AutoTrader SA Mid-Year Car Industry Report includes a brand new electric car (EV) data statistics section.  What types of electric vehicles are available in South Africa? Below are the 5 electric cars available in South Africa: BMW i3 Porsche Taycan  Jaguar I-Pace  Mini Cooper SE Nissan Leaf (discontinued) The Nissan Leaf is unfortunately no [...]

AutoTrader Car Industry Report includes electric car (EV) data statistics2021-08-17T13:20:40+02:00
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