The transition to electromobility is now gaining significant traction. Over 7 million electric passenger vehicles are now on the road worldwide, according to the Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 from BloombergNEF. There are also now over 500,000 e-buses, almost 400,000 electric delivery vans/trucks, 184 million electric mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles on the road globally.
However, it is still quite a challenge to get one’s preferred choice of EV in most developed markets. People can still wait up to 26 weeks for some of their chosen EVs. Africa is not traditionally a priority market for most of these OEMs, so the wait times will be even longer. EV fans in Africa would need to come up with some of their own solutions to solve this problem.
e-Car Namibia’s e-Cruiser Specs: 28.8 kWh LiFePo4 Battery Pack, 45 kW Motor, peak ~80 kW, 80–100 km range of vehicle per full charge.
See what e-Car Namibia is doing at e-Car Namibia Looks To Scale EV Conversions In Namibia
EV conversions around the world have traditionally been taken up as a hobby by EV enthusiasts or by small boutique garages restoring classic cars. But we are starting to see more firms in Africa looking at EV conversions on a commercial scale. e-Car Namibia is looking at jumpstarting the Namibian EV commercial conversion market.