Bandwidth Blog & Smile 90.4FM Tech Tuesday: Local EV manufacturing in South Africa?

Global automaker Stellantis is setting up its first South African car plant this month, but they might be looking to expand further. They’re considering building new-energy vehicles (NEVs) like electric cars, hydrogen-powered cars, or hybrids at the planned R3 billion factory on the southeast coast. However, this decision hinges on whether there’s a local market for these vehicles, according to Mike Whitfield, managing director of Stellantis’ South African unit.

Read: Stellantis considering manufacturing EVs at its upcoming South African plant

In this week’s Tech Tuesday segment on Smile 90.4FM we discuss the planned manufacturing of new energy vehicles, including EVs, in South Africa.