#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar, & battery news & analysis site in the world. Support our work today!


Browsing the "uYilo" Tag

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


Electric Vehicles In South Africa: Where Are We Now?

April 10th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

South Africa’s uYilo Electric Mobility Program, a multi-stakeholder, collaborative program focused on enabling, facilitating, and mobilizing electric mobility in South Africa, has just released its State of Electric Vehicles in South Africa Report. According to the report, 1,119 plugin electric vehicles had been sold in South Africa by the end of 2019. It’s interesting to see that the sales were practically evenly split between battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plugin hybrids (PHEVs). 545 (49%) of these were BEVs and 574 (51%) were PHEVs. These numbers give an interesting look in to the state of electric vehicles in South Africa even though they are low compared to other markets with mature EV industries such as Europe, North America, and China



Back to Top ↑