"Electric cars are too costly for SA market right now"

More brands are bringing out electric or electrified cars. European countries like the UK, France and Norway are even looking into banning petrol and diesel cars in the future.

When it comes to South Africa, Business Day Motoring Editor Mark Smythe says there is a long way to go for electric cars. While the running costs of the cars are low in the long run, electric cars are too costly at the moment for the South African Market, he says.

Government has also not invested into the infrastructure of charging stations that are needed for electric cars.

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