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Could The Transition To Electric Mobility On The African Continent Support Development Of Local Battery…

The transition to electric mobility presents a major opportunity for the African continent to leapfrog into the age of electric mobility, allowing most of the continent’s population to bypass the ICE age. Africa’s low motorization rates compared to other parts of the world makes this highly probable. Already in several … [continued]

Electric Car Sales In Emerging EV Markets — Chapter 1: Africa

While EV adoption is fairly well documented in North America, Europe, and Asia, other geographies have been mostly or entirely absent from the media coverage — like Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. While electric vehicles in most countries in these areas are still something for the future, there are some interesting cases that deserve special mention. As such, I have split this topic in three chapters — one for Africa, the second for the Middle East, and the third for Latin America. Here, I am covering chapter 1, Africa.

The Turtles, The Trees, & The Humans Of Madagascar

The grounds of Madagascar contain rare metals, gemstones, gold, and other more common raw materials. The forests themselves provide invaluable riches and potentialities. The ethnic diversity on the island and a variety of traditional skills give Madagascar good cards to play in the international economic game.

But these valuable resources have not been so beneficial to the people of Madagascar so far.

Ecotricity Saves British Wind Firm Evance

Originally published on Ecotricity.  Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity [last week] bought small wind firm Evance out of administration – ensuring vital expertise is retained and green technology comes to market in the next 12 months. Evance have an innovative new windmill design 90% of the way through development and … [continued]

Grandmothers To Solar Engineers In Madagascar

Antananarivo, Madagascar: A group of seven elderly women have departed their villages in rural Madagascar for six months training at India’s Barefoot College that will equip them as community solar engineers. The College’s Solar Engineer programme, run in conjunction with WWF, trains grandmothers to provide solar energy to their villages … [continued]