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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.

Sep 15, 2020

Solar PV for office and EVs

AWPower engineers completed the conversion of its offices to sustainable living, including integrated facilities for charging battery powered electric vehicles.

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.


An electrifying game-changer

With certain disruptive technologies in the market having little to do with IT, the next big game-changer will be electric vehicles, says Pierre Spies, CEO of Alviva Holdings.

Dec 9, 2019

Electric vehicle charging station map goes live

Electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle drivers can now view the current statuses of SA’s public charging stations online.

Nov 27, 2019

Audi to cut 9.5K jobs in electric car push

In its drive to make electric vehicles, the carmaker will lay off thousands of employees and also create 2 000 new roles.

Oct 7, 2019

SA not ready for autonomous vehicles

As the race to commercially introduce self-driving vehicles heats up, SA will have to wait for more than a decade before autonomous vehicles become a reality on its roads.

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