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Manufacturers welcome electric vehicle road map
Vehicle manufacturers in South Africa have welcomed the launch of the Electronic Vehicle Industry Road Map, which aims to introduce electric vehicles into the South African market.
“It’s a tremendous initiative and a good start to working with all stakeholders. We will fully support it,” Nisssan SA CEO Mike Whitfield said on Thursday.
Toyota SA CEO Johan van Zyl and BMW CEO Bodo Donauer congratulated the initiative. “This is not a short term issue; it’s a long term plan. It is a process whereby we have to work together to first of all, establish the infrastructure. From the motor industry side, the technology has already been developed and is available whether it’s electric or hybrids. In the future, [most] vehicles will use alternative technology.
“This is the right time to start. If we don’t start sometime, we will be left behind,” said Van Zyl, adding that the country needed to ensure a greener environment in future.