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Affordable Electric Cars Like BYD Seagull & Wuling Bingo Could Be Big Hit In Africa, Used Car Imports Imply

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Zimbabwe’s national statistics agency, Zimstat, recently released its Transport Statistics Report for the 2nd Quarter of 2023. Zimbabwe has a population of approximately 16 million people, according to the […] The report says as of June 30, 2023, light motor vehicles (up to 2,300 kg) accounted for 76.5%

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Zimbabwe Elections: Opposition Party Promises To Bring More Affordable Internet Using Starlink

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In last year’s elections in Kenya, electric mobility, utility-scale battery storage, energy efficiency, and green hydrogen featured prominently in election manifestos. The elections were held on the 9th of August 2022. Since then, President William Ruto’s government has reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to transition to 100% clean energy by 2030.

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UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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However, it also shows that where countries have implemented measures to govern the import of used vehicles—notably age and emissions standards —these give them access to high-quality used vehicles, including hybrid and electric cars, at affordable prices. Poor quality used vehicles also lead to more road accidents.

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The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Is Not As Small As I Thought!

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This is because most people are not able to afford brand new vehicles that usually retail from about $30,000. 90% of the vehicles imported into most African counties are used vehicles imported from Europe, Asia, and North America. The main reason for this is the fact that the majority of people in these developing markets […].

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BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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With a functioning AfCFTA, the DRC can receive other upstream mineral inputs needed for lithium-ion batteries—such as manganese from, say, South Africa and Madagascar, copper from Zambia, graphite from Mozambique and Tanzania, phosphate from Morocco, and lithium from Zimbabwe, to name but a few.

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