SA to start making battery-electric vehicles within three years
But trade, industry and competition minister Ebrahim Patel says it could be another six years before consumers are encouraged to buy them
Fully-electric cars may be built in SA within three years but it could be another six before local consumers are actively encouraged to buy them, trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel said on Monday.
Confirming that government electric-vehicle (EV) policy will focus on local manufacture before sales, he said the SA motor industry had to reduce its reliance on petrol and diesel internal combustion engines (ICE) or risk becoming outdated and irrelevant. ..
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