Volkswagen Group Africa, one of South Africa’s biggest auto manufacturers, says it will start manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) only in about 10 years’ time, since the African market is not ready for them.

In a telephone interview this week, the company’s spokesperson, Andile Dlamini, said they would continue manufacturing internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles at the Kariega plant in the Eastern Cape for the foreseeable future...

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