The Current Ep 8 | Shifting gear: SA’s electric vehicle transition

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Two in three cars sold globally will be electric by 2035, says the International Energy Agency. And in Europe - South Africa's largest automobile export market, one in four cars sold are already EVs. SA is way behind this adoption curve, but it's quickly picked up pace in the last two years.
In episode 8 of The Current, we look at what needs to be amped up for SA drivers to shift their mindsets and benefit from the cost and carbon savings of electric vehicles. Host, Iman Rappetti, is joined by Mark Raine, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa; Ndia Magadagela, CEO of Everlectric and Investec's head of Sustainable Solutions, Melanie Humphries.
00:00: Intro
01:54: Meet the guests
03:03: Overview of electric vehicle landscape in South Africa
03:38: SA destined to be an electric vehicle market
05:17: Preferential financing of EVs
05:44: Bringing prices tags on EVs down
08:07: “Range anxiety” and number of charging stations in SA
10:43: Are EV’s really greener than ICE vehicles?
13:36: Recycling of EV’s batteries
15:48: B2B businesses – Leasing of electric vehicles
17:13: Leased EVs and their ESG credentials
18:12: The larger the electric vehicle, the more the cost saving
20:38: Evolution of EVs in public transport, like SA taxis
20:38: EV’s in public transport like SA taxis
21:35: Incorporating your EV battery into a home energy solution
22:27: Automotive manufacturing sector in SA must change to survive
23:47: Stimulating EV manufacturing in SA
25:30: The electric vehicles white paper lays out SA’s roadmap
26:18: Mercedes-Benz’s CEO predicts 10,000 EVs to be sold in 2027
27:35: Closing comments – The EVolution is here
4 Jun English South Africa Business · Investing

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