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Japan’s Disappointing EV Sales Are Bad For Africa, & Here’s Why

August 8th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

A potential bottleneck could come quite soon on the used EV supply side. Thanks to Japanese OEM’s love of mild hybrids and their quest to prolong the ICE age as long as possible, sales of EVs in Japan have been very disappointing. Sales have been so poor that the market share of EVs in Japan was recently just under 1%


Ghana Pushes For Adoption Of EVs To Soak Up Excess Electricity Generation Capacity

July 20th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

In a bid to increase uptake of this excess electricity, the Energy Commission launched the Drive Electric Initiative in 2019. The Drive Electric Initiative says Ghana plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% of the projected business as usual approach emissions by 2030 and they see the acceleration of adoption of EVs as one of the best ways to achieve this


Uganda-Based Bodawerk’s Electric Tractors, Motorcycle Conversion Kits, Threshing & Milling Machines Look Set To Transform Lives

July 19th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The company's mobility products are built from recycled and upcycled materials. Up to 90% of the materials used are sourced locally, with only the electric motors imported from China. They assemble their battery packs using the standard 18650 cells recovered from old laptops, which allows them to lower the costs of their products significantly to levels that are more affordable for their target market


Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 2

July 17th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

One of the best ways to reduce emissions going forward is not to restrict the importation of used vehicles but to simply shift to cleaner and safer used vehicles. Used vehicles tend to come in at price points that are more affordable for the target market in most of these African countries


Nairobi VW eGolf Experience

July 15th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Iyadi Iyadi had enough problems with his ICE car and maintaining it became very expensive. He then decided to ditch the ICE and get an EV. After some extensive research, he decided to buy the 35.8 kWh 2019 VW eGolf


Importance of Accelerating EV Adoption To Reduce CO2 Emissions, Using Kenya As An Example

June 18th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

It's clear to see that by increasing the penetration of electric vehicles every year, EV adoption will displace a significant amount of CO2 in Kenya. Kenya’s grid is already powered by a generation mix that is 93% renewable, thanks to significant contributions from geothermal, hydropower, wind, and some utility-scale solar plants. And since 39% of CO2 emissions in Kenya are from the transport sector, the transition to electromobility is the best route to reducing these emissions


Drivelectric Kenya Shows Why You Should Be Driving An Electric Vehicle in Kenya!

June 6th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Drivelectric Kenya, a subsidiary of Knights Energy Kenya, is offering Kenyans a platform to switch to electromobility. Driveelectric Kenya’s suite of services is tailored to take away the risks (both financial and technological) for its customers, who like in most parts of the world are new to the world of electric vehicles. Driveelectric provides EV Consultancy, fleet analysis services, charging station installation services, and also offers electric vehicle leasing



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