South Africa Offers Up Unique Incentive for Local Electric Vehicle Manufacturers

5 years ago by Eric Loveday 1

EVs Would be More Appropriate Here Than Gas-Burning Vehicles

EVs Would be More Appropriate Here Than Gas-Burning Vehicles

To drive up local production of electric vehicles, South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, has devised a lucrative plan that should appeal to the nation’s future domestic automakers.

Davies says South African vehicle manufacturers will receive incentives for producing electric vehicles, provided they crank out at least 5,000 units.

Celebrating the EVs Arrival?

Celebrating the EVs Arrival?

While announcing the Electronic Vehicle Industry Road Map,  the Minister stated:

“Producers of electric cars would have to make 5 000 of such vehicles before they qualify for an incentive.  South Africa must not be left behind in greening initiatives and technology.”

What sort of incentive is Davies talking about?  Well, according to the Minister, once an automaker hits that magical 5,000 unit mark, it will be reimbursed at a rate of 35% of production over the next three years.

Davies says the idea here is to promote local production of electric vehicles, which in turn will reduce the nation’s unemployment rate.  He further says that South African’s would prefer to buy vehicle=s made in South Africa:

“What will make these vehicles sellable in South Africa will be entirely dependent on whether these cars are made in South Africa.”

Apparently, Davies considered a consumer-oriented incentive, similar to what’s offered in the US, but ultimately decided that a production-level program would be more beneficial.

As Davies stated:

“These are the very early stages for the cars in manufacturing.  There are zero of these cars being produced in the country and that is why we need to get the programs going.”

It needs to be mentioned that the Nissan LEAF, BMWi3 and BMW i8 will all be sold in South Africa, with the LEAF arriving there soon, so locally produced electric vehicles will face some stiff competition.

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, has said South African vehicle manufacturers will receive incentives for increasing production of electric cars to 5,000 units.

Speaking at the announcement of what has been dubbed the Electronic Vehicle Industry Road Map, the Minister said: “Producers of electric cars would have to make 5 000 of such vehicles before they qualify for an incentive.”
“South Africa must not be left behind in greening initiatives and technology,” he told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The government has pledged to reimburse manufacturers with 35% of production cost over three years.

Davies said the map is meant to encourage development of infrastructure for the local production of electric cars.

“What will make these vehicles sellable in South Africa will be entirely dependent on whether these cars are made in South Africa.”

Davies said the government was looking at consumer incentives, but that production is taking preference at the moment.

“These are the very early stages for the cars in manufacturing.

“There are zero of these cars being produced in the country and that is why we need to get the programmes going.”

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced a public-private pilot test project for an emission-free electric car in February.

She disclosed on Thursday that three charging stations which are solar powered will be made available in the country by 2015 “We aim to have 50 charging stations for the cars in the country by 2015.”

– See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/76481/incentives-for-electric-car-manufacturers-in-south-africa#sthash.vD96dh9a.dpuf

 

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, has said South African vehicle manufacturers will receive incentives for increasing production of electric cars to 5,000 units.

Speaking at the announcement of what has been dubbed the Electronic Vehicle Industry Road Map, the Minister said: “Producers of electric cars would have to make 5 000 of such vehicles before they qualify for an incentive.”
“South Africa must not be left behind in greening initiatives and technology,” he told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The government has pledged to reimburse manufacturers with 35% of production cost over three years.

Davies said the map is meant to encourage development of infrastructure for the local production of electric cars.

“What will make these vehicles sellable in South Africa will be entirely dependent on whether these cars are made in South Africa.”

Davies said the government was looking at consumer incentives, but that production is taking preference at the moment.

“These are the very early stages for the cars in manufacturing.

“There are zero of these cars being produced in the country and that is why we need to get the programmes going.”

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced a public-private pilot test project for an emission-free electric car in February.

She disclosed on Thursday that three charging stations which are solar powered will be made available in the country by 2015 “We aim to have 50 charging stations for the cars in the country by 2015.”

– See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/76481/incentives-for-electric-car-manufacturers-in-south-africa#sthash.vD96dh9a.dpuf

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, has said South African vehicle manufacturers will receive incentives for increasing production of electric cars to 5,000 units.

Speaking at the announcement of what has been dubbed the Electronic Vehicle Industry Road Map, the Minister said: “Producers of electric cars would have to make 5 000 of such vehicles before they qualify for an incentive.”
“South Africa must not be left behind in greening initiatives and technology,” he told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The government has pledged to reimburse manufacturers with 35% of production cost over three years.

Davies said the map is meant to encourage development of infrastructure for the local production of electric cars.

“What will make these vehicles sellable in South Africa will be entirely dependent on whether these cars are made in South Africa.”

Davies said the government was looking at consumer incentives, but that production is taking preference at the moment.

“These are the very early stages for the cars in manufacturing.

“There are zero of these cars being produced in the country and that is why we need to get the programmes going.”

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced a public-private pilot test project for an emission-free electric car in February.

She disclosed on Thursday that three charging stations which are solar powered will be made available in the country by 2015 “We aim to have 50 charging stations for the cars in the country by 2015.”

– See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/76481/incentives-for-electric-car-manufacturers-in-south-africa#sthash.vD96dh9a.dpuf

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, has said South African vehicle manufacturers will receive incentives for increasing production of electric cars to 5,000 units.

Speaking at the announcement of what has been dubbed the Electronic Vehicle Industry Road Map, the Minister said: “Producers of electric cars would have to make 5 000 of such vehicles before they qualify for an incentive.”
“South Africa must not be left behind in greening initiatives and technology,” he told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The government has pledged to reimburse manufacturers with 35% of production cost over three years.

Davies said the map is meant to encourage development of infrastructure for the local production of electric cars.

“What will make these vehicles sellable in South Africa will be entirely dependent on whether these cars are made in South Africa.”

Davies said the government was looking at consumer incentives, but that production is taking preference at the moment.

“These are the very early stages for the cars in manufacturing.

“There are zero of these cars being produced in the country and that is why we need to get the programmes going.”

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced a public-private pilot test project for an emission-free electric car in February.

She disclosed on Thursday that three charging stations which are solar powered will be made available in the country by 2015 “We aim to have 50 charging stations for the cars in the country by 2015.”

– See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/76481/incentives-for-electric-car-manufacturers-in-south-africa#sthash.vD96dh9a.dpuf

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, has said South African vehicle manufacturers will receive incentives for increasing production of electric cars to 5,000 units.

Speaking at the announcement of what has been dubbed the Electronic Vehicle Industry Road Map, the Minister said: “Producers of electric cars would have to make 5 000 of such vehicles before they qualify for an incentive.”
“South Africa must not be left behind in greening initiatives and technology,” he told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The government has pledged to reimburse manufacturers with 35% of production cost over three years.

Davies said the map is meant to encourage development of infrastructure for the local production of electric cars.

“What will make these vehicles sellable in South Africa will be entirely dependent on whether these cars are made in South Africa.”

Davies said the government was looking at consumer incentives, but that production is taking preference at the moment.

“These are the very early stages for the cars in manufacturing.

“There are zero of these cars being produced in the country and that is why we need to get the programmes going.”

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced a public-private pilot test project for an emission-free electric car in February.

She disclosed on Thursday that three charging stations which are solar powered will be made available in the country by 2015 “We aim to have 50 charging stations for the cars in the country by 2015.”

– See more at: http://www.energytribune.com/76481/incentives-for-electric-car-manufacturers-in-south-africa#sthash.vD96dh9a.dpuf

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One response to "South Africa Offers Up Unique Incentive for Local Electric Vehicle Manufacturers"

  1. Dave says:

    You killed the Joule project and are now saying we need local production? Shame on you!