Tag: Africa

Sep 9, 2020 - 03:27 pm

Uber pledges 100% electric vehicles globally by 2040

Uber promises that by 2040 all trips booked via its ride-hailing platform worldwide will be made with electric vehicles or micro-mobility offers such as e-scooters or rental bicycles. In the USA, Canada and Europe, this goal is to be reached by 2030.

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Sep 3, 2020 - 03:12 pm

Kenyan startup rents electric motors to fishermen

In the Kenyan fishing village of Mbita, the start-up Asobo lends Torqeedo electric motors to local fishermen for a monthly fee. Included are financial advice, training, maintenance and a battery charging service with solar energy.

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Jul 9, 2020 - 07:31 pm

Delta launches 200-kW charging station for EMEA region

Delta Electronics has just presented its new HPC station for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As the name UFC 200 suggests, the station enables a maximum charging power of 200 kW that can be split into two 100 kW to charge two electric cars at the same time.

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Oct 30, 2019 - 02:27 pm

Volkswagen sets sights on e-mobility in Rwanda

Rwanda is the first African country in which Volkswagen intends to try its hand at an electric mobility project. Together with Siemens, VW has launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of e-mobility approaches in the East African country.

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Sep 19, 2019 - 02:53 pm

Cobalt for Development kicks off in Congo

BMW Group, BASF, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics launch “Cobalt for Development”, a cross-industry initiative to promote responsible cobalt mining in micro-mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Aug 29, 2019 - 10:59 am

Rwanda: electric two-wheelers and battery swapping

The government of Rwanda has announced that they will be issuing national policy guidelines to eliminate fossil-fuelled two-wheelers from its roads.  This is part of a broader electrification strategy aimed at comprehensively decarbonizing the East African country’s transport sector.

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Apr 3, 2019 - 11:18 pm

ALYI to fill order of ReVolt e-motorcycles in Kenya

Alternet Systems (ALYI), U.S battery, e-motorcycle and military applications manufacturer, has just announced a prospective order for two thousand of its ReVolt Electric Motorcycles which would total $20 million in sales. The Denver-based company is looking to open an assembly plant in Kenya, to complete manufacturing in Africa for ReVolt Electric Motorcycles to be sold […]

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Jan 19, 2019 - 01:38 pm

Tesla cranks up charging prices globally

After the announcement of the end of the Tesla referral programme, which entailed free use of the Superchargers for electric car drivers among other things, Tesla has upped the ante by increasing the prices for the use of their charging network around the world.

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Nov 26, 2018 - 01:50 pm

Electric SUVs now grace the African Serengeti

In Tanzania, the Mount Kilimanjaro Safari Club (MKSC) announced its plans to electrify its fleet of safari vehicles following a successful trial. The idea is to reduce emissions across the whole operation with the electric cars charging on solar power.

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Jan 12, 2018 - 10:20 am

Prices for cobalt from the DRC could rise

The Democratic Republic of Congo thinks about more than doubling the tax on cobalt supply, reports Bloomberg referring to a draft law that the country’s parliamentarians are currently discussing.

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Dec 11, 2017 - 12:11 pm

BYD plans EV Factory in Morocco

The Chinese vehicle Manufacturer BYD has signed an agreement with the Moroccan government to construct a factory in the north African nation. In the production site near Tangiers BYD plans to engage 2,500 employees to construct passenger vehicles, buses and trucks with electric engines, as well as produce a range of batteries.

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Jul 18, 2017 - 07:37 am

PSA, Africa, Tesla, Porsche, Solid-State.

PSA wants to dive into sustainable mobility in Africa and has just agreed to work with five universities in Morocco. Two American and one French university are on board as well and operate branches in the North African country already. For PSA it is the 18th so-called OpenLab with others active in Brazil, China and France. The researchers’ agenda lists electric vehicles, renewable energy as well as future logistics and they got four years to progress and to take advantage of PSA’s network.
automotiveworld.com

Three more U.S. Gigafactories: The next few years might witness the rise of two to three more Gigafactories in the States, said Elon Musk during an interview with the National Governors Association. His statement was well placed given that Tesla is currently scouting locations and wants to take a decision before the year’s end, so this is the call on states to put out favourable conditions.
electrek.co, autoblog.com

Goodbye WEC? Porsche ponders its exit from the WEC series after winning it three times in a row. If the VW brand follows Audi indeed, it would leave Toyota as sole contender in the hybrid LMP1 category. Porsche will decide this July and is also looking at the Formula E or making motors for the Formula 1.
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Novel solid electrolyte: Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have found a low-cost, scalable approach for solid-state batteries. The team substituted germanium in the solid electrolyte for two more readily available elements: tin and silicon.
greencarcongress.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/09/uber-wants-to-electrify-globally-by-2040/
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