Electric Vehicles

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The slow rise of electric vehicles in Kenya

While not something that one encounters every day, electric vehicles (EVs) have already made their presence in Kenya. There are even some startups that are making a huge bet on the same.

Cobalt demand is booming but miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo remain unprotected

Artisanally mined cobalt in the DRC often gets mixed with industrial production when it is sold to intermediaries in the open market. Typically, it is then shipped to refineries in China for further processing and then sold to battery manufacturers around the world.

Electric vehicles could add to more carbon emissions and load shedding in South Africa

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations.

Demand for raw materials for rechargeable electric car batteries is set to rise

According to a new research report, the demand for raw mineral resources used to manufacture rechargeable batteries especially for electric vehicles will grow rapidly as the importance of oil as a source of energy recedes.

China's largest cobalt producer will stop buying cobalt from individuals

Chinese company, Huayou Cobalt, has said that it will stop buying cobalt from individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The decision is in response to child labor concerns which have been mounting from its customers and human rights groups.

Alexandria concludes a 3-month pilot of using an electric bus for public transport

Electric bus pilot concluded in Egypt.

Electric cars could help cut air pollution in most Afrikan cities

Afrika need to boost the use of electric cars to help the continent address transportation-induced air pollution.