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17 08 2022 | 16:40

Benin joins the electric motorcycle revolution

Two-wheelers are sought after in many sub-Saharan African cities. The vehicles often charge less than cars for a ride.  In Cotonou, Benin’s capital, there are more than 250,000 motorcycle taxi…

07 08 2022 | 08:24

WEST AFRICA: Persistent invests in SolarTaxi’s electric vehicles

Just four years after its launch, Ghanaian start-up SolarTaxi is already targeting the West African electric mobility market through a new partnership with venture capital firm Persistent Energy…

07 08 2022 | 08:10

EGYPT: 70 locally produced electric buses to run in Cairo from October

As part of its climate policy, the Egyptian government will put 70 electric buses on the road in the governorate of Cairo. These locally manufactured vehicles will serve the population while…

28 07 2022 | 21:01

Battery swap stations and e-bike to energise Ghana’s transport sector

Energy technology company Kofa has introduced its high-end battery-powered motorcycle and battery swap stations into the Ghanaian market. This follows a successful pilot programme that tested the…

28 07 2022 | 20:05

India plans $10 billion investment for 50,000 electric buses

State-controlled Convergence Energy Services Ltd. is planning a $10-billion tender for 50,000 electric buses that will drive India’s plans to decarbonize public transport and help meet its goals for…

19 07 2022 | 08:25

‘It keeps on going’: driving the world’s first production-ready solar car

Makers of the €250,000 Lightyear 0 hope to convince drivers it can be a viable climate-friendly alternative Winding past the ochre-coloured plateaux of the Bardenas Reales natural park in northern…

12 07 2022 | 07:42

Driving 2-wheel e-mobility for climate friendly transportation in Ghana

Venture capital investor Persistent will partner with Ghana-based e-mobility company Solar Taxi which designs, locally assembles and distributes electric 2-wheel and 4-wheel vehicles for…

08 07 2022 | 07:26

Tom Morton Drives His 62 KWh Nissan Leaf 345 KM Non-Stop From Kisumu To Nairobi!

Kenya is one of the best places for electric vehicles. The grid is very green, with over 90% of electricity generated from renewable energy sources such as hydro, geothermal, wind, and some utility-…

05 07 2022 | 08:52

KENYA: KenGen installs a charging station for electric vehicles in Nairobi

In Kenya, the main electricity producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is installing a charging station for electric vehicles in the capital Nairobi. The initiative contributes to the…

23 06 2022 | 18:27

MOROCCO: the post office goes green with 225 Citroën Ami

In Morocco, the Barid Al-Maghrib Post Office has announced the acquisition of 225 electric vehicles for parcel processing. The Citroën Ami vehicles that will be made available to the Post Office are…

22 06 2022 | 11:35

Fuel prices: Could I save money driving an electric car?

There are nearly half a million electric cars in the UK, and rising fuel prices have prompted more people to consider making the switch. The government is banning the sale of new petrol and diesel…

14 06 2022 | 09:36

EGYPT: Stellantis to establish an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in 2025

In Egypt, the multinational automotive group Stellantis will build a plant for the local manufacture and export of electric vehicles.

10 05 2022 | 08:55

What are the most effective ways to get cars out of cities?

Getting cars out of cities has become an international focus. But city officials, planners and citizens still do not have a clear, evidence-based answer to the question: what works to reduce car use…

22 04 2022 | 14:48

Tesla, Block And Blockstream To Mine Bitcoin Off Solar Power In Texas

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc., payments firm Block Inc and blockchain company Blockstream Corp will collaborate to mine bitcoin using solar power in Texas, Blockstream CEO Adam Back said on…

19 04 2022 | 06:50

BlackRock, Mubadala to invest $526 mln in Tata Power's renewable energy unit

BENGALURU, April 14 (Reuters) - India's Tata Power Company (TTPW.NS) said on Thursday that BlackRock Real Assets and Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company would invest 40 billion rupees ($525.76…

21 11 2021 | 10:51

Electric cars are not a magic bullet for air pollution

Sarah Woolnough from the British Lung Foundation on why fewer vehicles are a better solution, not just cleaner ones

16 11 2021 | 11:36

Rwanda goes electric with locally made motorbikes

For 12 years Didier Ndabahariye has been ferrying passengers around the streets of Kigali - one of the thousands of motorbike taxi drivers, known locally as motos. Recently, he switched his usual…

03 11 2021 | 14:45

Toyota announces the bZ4X: the carmaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle

New vehicle a change for Toyota, which has to date relied heavily on hybrid technology. Toyota has released details about its first mass-produced electric vehicle in a significant step for the world…

16 10 2021 | 12:23

Ford Announces $11.4 Billion Investment in Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford Motor Company announced plans on Monday to invest $11.4 billion to accelerate their electric vehicle manufacturing, the single largest investment in the company's history. In a joint venture…

16 09 2021 | 12:39

Meet the industry alliance pushing for 100% EV sales by 2030

Forward-thinking policies helped accelerate European electric vehicle sales and put more than half a million EVs on the road.