The future for SA could be electric cars (and it's plausible)

Importing oil is becoming increasingly expensive, making it difficult for people to afford the fuel needed for transportation.

The Electric Vehicle industry Association, a division of the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi), has worked toward creating a favorable environment to enable the use of clean mobility in the country.

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at Sanedi, talks to Azania Mosaka.

Being that dependent and reliant on sources outside of South Africa is very risky so we need to find our own energy sources.

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at SANEDI

The electric vehicle consumes six time less energy than an internal combustion engine vehicle.

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at SANEDI

The savings we as a country could have in that sense is enormous.

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at SANEDI

He says the capacity to manufacture vehicles locally is plausible.

The car is very expensive in South Africa because it carries the tax of 43% but if we get rid of the taxes we can stimulate that market in South Africa, get more electrical vehicles in let people experience them see how they can benefit your business….

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at SANEDI

Secondly through EVIA, Eskom has become interested. They are seriously considering putting infrastructure down for electric vehicles.

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at SANEDI

So we need to up our public transportation systems. Maybe if we can in the city centres move it off the ground so it doesn’t interfere with movement on the ground….

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at SANEDI

There are people promoting local systems in South Africa that can do this, personal rapid transport above the ground…. This can assist people getting to stations for trunk rail like the Gautrain in a must faster way without using the roads.

Carl Snyman, General Manager Cleaner Mobility Programme at SANEDI

Listen to the full interview below to find out more of what this means for your pocket and the environment…


This article first appeared on 702 : The future for SA could be electric cars (and it's plausible)


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