Sales of hybrid and electric cars are growing much more slowly in South Africa than in the rest of the world. There are many reasons for this.
Porsche shrugged off widespread industry malaise, reporting record deliveries for last year and predicting that its first all-electric model Taycan will foster further growth in 2020.
After a bumpy start for sister brand Audi’s e-Tron, the Taycan is for the time being the flag-carrier in VW’s massive drive to unseat e-car pioneer Tesla.
BMW and Porsche have unveiled a charging station that can jolt electric vehicles with enough power to drive 100km in less than three minutes.
An estimated $6-trillion is theoretically needed to build the infrastructure that electric cars need such as charging stations and power networks. That’s about 7.5% of the world’s GDP.
When the call came, Robert Wickel wasted little time. The subject? Reservations for Porsche’s all-electric Taycan were coming, even though the vehicle wouldn’t enter production until next year.
Porsche will add more than 1 400 new jobs as it revs up development of its first all-electric sports car to challenge Tesla Motors. Some 1 200 jobs alone will be added at facilities in and around its main factory in