Public opinion is a very interesting development to always keep an eye on. Globally, in both higher (HICs) – and Medium Income Countries (MICs), the best current example is that of Electric Vehicles. While HICs have already accepted this paradigm shift, thanks to increased EV infrastructures, up until two months ago, MICs were still hesitant. This is about to change.
Strolling around with a toilet paper tail. Arguing a case you lost five minutes ago. Slurring incomprehensibly while tripping over your own feet. There are many ways to look a fool and the ultimate car embarrassment, in my semi-important opinion, is painting your wheels black.
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I had the privilege of having a look at the new C-Class a year before it made production, and already then I knew Mercedes-Benz was onto something. Every part of the prototypes told me that the engineers at Sindelfingen were out for mass produced perfection. After all, the 206 has something to prove to the world. Let me explain:
Sometime in the recent past, Toyota notified the public of its move towards locally-produced hybrid models. Manufactured at their Kwazulu-Natal plant, the new Corolla, Corolla Cross and Rav4 models are set to turn the market on its head.
Why make the move to electric mobility
Jaguar South Africa recently sent a press release on the “benefits of electric mobility”, stating the reasons as to why electric cars should not be seen as a new ‘gimmick’. Whilst electric cars might seem ‘far-fetched’ for the African continent at the moment, with only a scarce 1000 currently registered in South Africa, the electric revolution is currently being fast-tracked as technologies are becoming ever more cost-effective, with a longer life span and range.
We’re unsure what the scientific term for them is but let’s call them fanfare heroes… entering our market with a huge bang only to go straight down the slippery slide of obscurity. Y’all know what we mean, right? Here, allow us to explain.
Volkswagen South Africa recently announced their plans to introduce an electric mobility platform in South Africa. The country is set to therefore become the second country in Africa to introduce Volkswagen Electric cars in Africa; after Rwanda.
Here are three reasons why we are excited to see this in South Africa:
I have nightmares. Going to school in my underwear or falling off a cliff pale in significance to the one about a gigantic wall of cars rolling up my street. Three, four, five cars high and tumbling one over the other, the mass of [insert Yankee slang here] compact crossover SUV’s [end slang] grows bigger and bigger as it nears my house…
Above image: Covered by 4 inches of snow, lies the 6th Honda that I’ve owned since my first car.
“Our world as we know it, is changing”.
Come the end of 2020, this might be the most popular sentence of the year. However, unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic that the we’ve been engulfed in since the beginning of 2020, the world is changing. The need for alternative- and more efficient ways of transport is growing. With this being a motoring platform, let us look at the electric revolution within the current motoring industry.