Monday, February 20, 2017

South Africa Promotes Electric Cars Manufacturing

News segment about EV's in South Africa from CGTN Africa published in May 2013. In nearly four years the amount of electric vehicles available to South Africans has gone from one to two. I guess if you look at it in a positive light, it's doubled. Where are the other electric cars from the motor manufacturers who have a major presence in SA? Where is the Chevy Bolt, the Kia Soul EV, the Ford Focus Electric, the Smart Electric Drive, the Renault Zoe and the VW e-Golf? Why have only BMW and Nissan offered their EV's to South African motorists? They wouldn't have done it if they didn't believe there was a future for electric vehicles in SA, so why don't the other manufacturers follow suit and give their customers an option of going fully electric? Of course the encouraging news is that the Tesla Model 3 is on it's way to these shores at some point, maybe it will be a wake up call for the local motor industry as it will be for the global one.


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