A Leapfrog Opportunity? Africa’s EV Moment

Africa is entering its EV moment! Across the continent, green initiatives, innovative start-ups, and government incentives are helping to get Africa’s EV industry off the ground. There has been much progress and the opportunities abound. Check out this article on the blog to find out more about what’s to come!

A major step forward in decarbonising South Africa’s transport sector

Taxis have been in the news a lot over the past few months and not in a good way. The taxi strike in Cape Town brought the city to its knees with millions of rands lost and tragic loss of life.

But there has actually also been some good taxi-related news, as unlikely as that may sound. Researchers at Stellenbosch University and their industry partner Rham Equipment (a mining equipment manufacturer) have managed to successfully convert a petrol-powered minibus taxi into an electric taxi.

Planes, trains, and automobiles: What are they doing to our planet?

It’s common knowledge that the transportation industry is a major contributor to climate change and that in order to reach the net zero by 2050 goal, the industry needs a near-total overhaul. This piece takes a look at just how bad the industry is and what needs to happen if it is to reach that pivotal goal.

Electric commuter buses – it seems obvious if you think about it, doesn’t it?

As it turned out, the tests went smoothly. The buses proved that they could handle the rigors of a daily GABS scheduled run in Cape Town, taking the mountainous terrain (yes also the notorious Hospital Bend) in its stride.

A week is a long time in the EV revolution


A year ago, when I started blogging about EVs and charging stations information was hard to come by and people were ignorant about the possibilities. Now I am flooded daily with mainstream news on new developments in the EV and charging worlds

Everything Keeps Going. Right? Toyota?

Toyota has been around longer than one tends to think. 86 years. Its origin is in the loom and weaving business. Sakichi Toyoda sold the production rights to the world’s first automatic loom for 100 000 pounds in 1929 (approx. R171 million in 2023), He gave the proceeds to his son Kichiro to start building cars….

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