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.
BMW Future Retail, Electric safari truck.
Click tip I: What BMW proudly calls “Future Retail” is essentially a copy of Tesla’s concept store, but without cars being sold. The first such BMW store exhibiting the i8 has been opened in California and BMW hopes to convince all 339 U.S. dealers to copy the concept by 2019.
Click tip II: In South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, a truly silent Safari service has started. Shamwari Game Reserve is now taking guests through the wilderness in a 20-seater electric truck which can be recharged with energy from renewables lest it will fall prey to lions.