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Converting a whole country to electric transport will require expansion of the electricity grid – and then, how will that power be produced?


23 Nov 2020
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Petrolheads better spark …

Charging ports are seen at the Menlyn Shopping Mall during the Greenmile event, 30 August 2017, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

My cousin in the UK is an avid old car fan and has collected, and then sold on, dozens of them over the years. Every now and then I send him information on old cars selling in South Africa – because they are generally well-maintained and rust-free and sometimes worth importing. Last week, though, when I sent him details of a ’80s model Mercedes-Benz 240D, he answered with a “fuel of the devil” comment because the old banger’s a diesel and he, like millions in Europe, is convinced they will choke to death in their sleep because of the noxious...

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