Woolworths South Africa To Shift 70% Of Its Delivery Fleet To Electric

After a successful 10-month trial, Woolworths has announced that it will be the first South African retailer to embark on an extensive rollout of electric panel vans (EVs) in partnership with DSV and Everlectric to deliver their customers’ online purchases in Gauteng, Cape Town, and Durban. The rollout will result in up to 70% of the retailer’s fleet being powered by electricity, which according to the figures from the trial will have on an annual basis the potential to save 700,000 kg of tailpipe carbon emissions.

It shows though that with basically zero incentives from SA gov (in fact a higher tax is levied on imported EVs vs combustion engines) it will be up to the private sector to try kick start EVs in South Africa.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2022/06/06/woolworths-south-africa-to-shift-70-of-its-delivery-fleet-to-electric/

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