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Green paper on advancement of new energy vehicles in SA released

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) in South Africa has released an auto green paper on the advancement of new energy vehicles in South Africa.

This report forms part of a series of policy papers accompanying the DTIC’s 2021 Budget Vote.

The purpose of the green paper is to establish a clear policy foundation that will enable the country to coordinate a long-term strategy that will position South Africa at the forefront of advanced vehicle and vehicle component manufacturing.

The strategy is complemented by a consumption leg, and a focus on increasing competitiveness in the global race to transition from the internal combustion engine era into electro-mobility solutions and technologies.

In August 2019, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel set the large auto-makers in South Africa a challenge: To help develop a roadmap to the local production of electric vehicles.

The various workstreams of the auto industry’s Master Plan were launched shortly thereafter, which included one focused on technology changes and on deeper localisation. During 2020, the importance of this work was emphasised and more recently, a number of developments in key export markets has helped to step up the pace of work.

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Source: EsiAfrica

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