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Electric vehicles a possibility in the near future

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Most professionals within the motoring industry are unsure when electric mobility will be implemented into the South African market and when major carmakers will manufacture them, but Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has been analyzing and watching this particular possibility with a close eye and say that about 11% of brand new vehicle sales could possibly include electric vehicles in the year 2025 in South Africa. This prediction is based on the fact that most European countries are creating more electric vehicle models rapidly.

They suspect that at the end of the year 2024 that around 40 band new EV models will be available and manufactured by well-known vehicle manufacturers in South Africa.

Although this is a long thought, about forecast and prediction, the future is always revealing especially in the motoring industry that is ever-changing, but seeing as most of us wonder about the future ever so often this prediction could be quite interesting to think of how it will influence the motoring industry and buyers.

There is no doubt that the motoring industry has taken a hit globally due to Covid-19, but the fully electric Jaguar I-Pace and the Tesla Model 3 were the top two sellers in the UK. The Jaguar’s and the Tesla combined had a massive total sales of 1 025 units covered almost a shocking quarter of all the sales in the UK back in April. 

Some are wondering whether you will still be able to buy petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, even when electric vehicles have become the ‘new norm’. And the answer is a big yes, petrol and diesel-powered vehicles won’t be disappearing into thin air, they will be around for quite some time still. The only thing that would potentially decrease is the wide-range to those from electric vehicles and hybrids will be making waves. Even without making an environment for rapid consumer adoption of electrified vehicles in South Africa, we will undoubtedly place an industry, liable for up to 8% of South Africa’s GDP, at risk in the near future.