While the world is rapidly moving towards electric mobility and electric vehicles (EVs), SA is still grappling with how to deal with these technological developments, which have deep, multifaceted implications for the economy and society.

Research has shown medium- and long-term benefits associated with the transition process, but also definite short-term challenges. Critically, left to the market the transition will be inequitable. Hence a proactive and coherent approach is imperative to manage the transition effects and maximise the benefits of inclusive development...

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