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Africans still losing game-changer natural resources advantage. www.theexchange.africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo also falls under this umbrella of failing to capitalize on the trending demand for particular natural resources. The DRC is home to significant deposits of hard-rock lithium. According to Industry Literature, lithium production in DRC is set to begin as early as 2023. Civil war, poor governance and illegal smuggling of minerals have distracted the country from mining lithium, and they might realize its potential a little too late.

The adoption of electric vehicles will lead to the increased demand for battery power between 1 and 6TWh, consequently the demand for lithium.

The global electric cars production grew to 10.9 million vehicles in 2020, three million more than in the previous year, highlighting the adoption’s potential. China leads in the number of electric vehicles on the road (5 million cars), followed by the United States with 1.77 million. China targets 20 per cent of electric vehicles production by 2025, while France has a deadline to convert all vehicle sales to be EV or hybrid-electric by 2040. The United Kingdom has bull-eyed zero greenhouse emissions in domestic output by 2050, to mention but a few.

Over-reliance on fossil fuels and current geopolitical tensions have reemphasized the need to rapidly adopt alternative sources of sustainable, reliable and affordable mobility.

As oil prices continue to pump every day, attributed to the intensifying fight against climate change by 2030 and the current war between Russia and Ukraine, the adoption of electric vehicles appears inevitable.

eWAKA EV Mobility is spearheading sustainable mobility to enhance Africa’s economic prospects by harnessing the power of electric vehicles. eWAKA’s services address frustrating and disruptive mobility experiences by offering a sustainable solution that will increase connectivity, improve efficiencies and offer safe, environmentally-friendly transportation.

The Electronic mobility market in Africa is intensifying in Africa, specifically in Kenya, Egypt and South Africa.

The start-up has converted more than 170 vehicles from petrol and diesel engines to electric powered ones. The company is building supporting infrastructure to their cause through installation of public charging stations.

Brand new OPIBUS electric buses will cost US$100,000.

The chief strategy and marketing officers at OPIBUS, Albin Wilson said that the company would be testing 10 of their buses in Nairobi to ensure that the product fits and is optimized to the usage patterns in the country.

Commuter and freight motorbike operators are seeing massive changes to their bottom line due to the energy efficiency of electric bikes.

According to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation news, there are over 27 million users of motorcycles in the country.

Rishi Kohli, the CEO and co-founder of Fika Mobility, says that the electric bikes will save the Boda Boda riders an estimate of US$700 used in maintenance and petrol costs a year.