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Africa Needs Tesla Here’s Why

November 5th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

To help push the transition to electromobility in Africa, I thought brand loyal consumers would perhaps really appreciate an all-electric Toyota, but it is very hard to get one outside China. 


Peugeot Study Shows Kids Are Pushing Parents To Buy EVs

November 4th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

A recent UK study by the French brand Peugeot indicates that more than two-thirds of England's children say they believe electric and plug-in hybrid cars are good for the planet, with over 55% of parents admitting that their children have told them that they should buy an


Taking A Regional Approach To Electric Vehicle Readiness

October 19th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Getting around cities in electric vehicles (EVs) is getting easier as EV infrastructure grows. But traveling between cities is still a challenge as infrastructure, incentives, and policies aren’t always implemented on a regional scale


uYilo South Africa: Electric Vehicles Make Power Portable

October 9th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The Nissan RE-LEAF is a concept aimed at emergency response, providing power where there is none. Nissan's design shows the EV concept can simultaneously power an electric jackhammer (24 hours – 36 kWh), a pressure ventilation fan (24 hours – 21.6 kWh), a 10-liter soup kettle (24 hours – 9.6 kWh), an intensive care medical ventilator (24 hours – 3 kWh) and a 100-watt LED floodlight (24 hours – 2.4 kWh) as part of relief efforts


Nissan Leaf Rebuilding Project In Zimbabwe

October 6th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

As the number of EVs on the road grows, there is now an urgent need to train automotive technicians to be ready to work on all these EVs. Taurayi Raymond Sewera wants to help address this gap starting in Zimbabwe. He is setting up the International Institute of Automotive Technology Training (IIATT) with a major focus on PHEV and BEVs


It’s All In The Numbers! A Deep Dive Into ICE Motorcycle Fleet Data Convinces Kimosop & Co-Founder Steve To Start Ecobodaa Kenya

September 2nd, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Motorcycle taxis are the most preferred mode of last-mile connectivity in East Africa. Unfortunately, motorcycle taxis in Africa's urban cities are one of the main sources of pollution and chaos on the roads. By building a product that reduces the rider’s expenses in terms of maintenance, fueling, and asset acquisition of the motorcycle taxis, Ecobodaa hopes to build a more resilient and sustainable urban mobility solution


Sierra Club Updates Nationwide EV Model Policy Toolkit

August 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Sierra Club has updated its nationwide EV model policy toolkit and reminds us just what is the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in the US: the transportation sector, which is 92% dependent on oil


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%


You Can Now Lease An All-Electric Sedan In Ghana For Just $160 Per Month!

July 27th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Driving electric in many African countries is a whole lot cheaper than driving ICE. Ghana, like many other African countries, has a very low motorization rate compared to most parts of the developed world. This presents a huge opportunity for another leapfrog moment where consumers can jump straight into the world of EVs, bypassing the ICE Age. 



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