Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel commits to finalising EV policy by March 2024

No rush. We don't have electricity anyway
Speak for yourself peasant. :eek:

Joking aside - an electric car can make the math for solar even better. Granted you will probably only be able to charge for short commutes using solar but it would be excellent to drive on sunshine :)
 
Good news for electric cars in South Africa

Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel has announced that his department will finalise its electric vehicle (EV) policy by March 2024.

The minister announced the deadline during a recent Parliamentary meeting.
Years behind the times as always.. So now he wakes up! But then there's not much electricity round these parts anyway, and probably much less in future.. And also.. These electric Cars cost about 1 million more than regular cars so I don't think I'll be buying one anyway. So don't rush it Mr Patel.
 
Speak for yourself peasant. :eek:

Joking aside - an electric car can make the math for solar even better. Granted you will probably only be able to charge for short commutes using solar but it would be excellent to drive on sunshine :)
Laughs in SunSynk. Noob :p
 
"Committing" to doing something in a years time is like someone saying they will do a chore "now, now". It feels like they are brushing it off by assigning a date so far in the future that they hope everyone will have forgotten about it by then.

We would have a great opportunity with EV's in this country if we had a president who wasn't a spineless layabout.

South Africa has the manufacturing capabilities to produce and ship cars. Other African countries have the minerals needed to produce batteries that they are just giving away to China. South Africa should be either setting up a local battery manufacturing industry and working with other AU countries to source the required minerals, or invest in other countries to create battery manufacturing facilities there and we import the batteries, build the cars and ship them out to foreign countries.

This stops the flow of raw minerals out of Africa as a whole, and allows Africa to sell the much more profitable final product, with South Africa being at the forefront.

But instead the spineless president and corrupt governing party are too busy fighting over what little scraps are left of a once very functional and promising country.
 
Well TDI owners should rejoice. The price of Diesel will make the cost of getting a beefy solar system look like funny money in the coming years.
 
"Committing" to doing something in a years time is like someone saying they will do a chore "now, now". It feels like they are brushing it off by assigning a date so far in the future that they hope everyone will have forgotten about it by then.

We would have a great opportunity with EV's in this country if we had a president who wasn't a spineless layabout.

South Africa has the manufacturing capabilities to produce and ship cars. Other African countries have the minerals needed to produce batteries that they are just giving away to China. South Africa should be either setting up a local battery manufacturing industry and working with other AU countries to source the required minerals, or invest in other countries to create battery manufacturing facilities there and we import the batteries, build the cars and ship them out to foreign countries.

This stops the flow of raw minerals out of Africa as a whole, and allows Africa to sell the much more profitable final product, with South Africa being at the forefront.


But instead the spineless president and corrupt governing party are too busy fighting over what little scraps are left of a once very functional and promising country.
Don't come here with your logical and brilliant Western ideas.
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Patel said the department will finalise its EV strategy by the end of the current financial year, which runs until 31 March 2024.
I am missing the "...or I will resign" at the end of that statement, or was it just omitted from the news story... per abuis, you know?
 
Speak for yourself peasant. :eek:

Joking aside - an electric car can make the math for solar even better. Granted you will probably only be able to charge for short commutes using solar but it would be excellent to drive on sunshine :)
I only use a car once a week, so it's a great prospect for the work from home crowd.

If only they were not taxed into oblivion.
 
Unpopular view is that SA doesn't have a viable auto "industry". It puts cars together and gets export incentives and other assistance from the taxpayer via the ANC regime to the tune of R30bn or so each year. Mostly for show and to keep ANC aligned NUMSA people in the gravy.
 
Whatever they decide to do you can guarantee it will be the opposite of whatever the right thing to do is.
 
South Africa has a unique opportunity to lead the continent in mitigating climate change given its rich natural resources, including coal, natural gas, wind, and solar power.

Isn't not using all that coal the point?
 
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