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Loadshedding isn’t an issue since most charging stations have backup generators.
If you want to use home chargers, you can still plugin your vehicle overnight since loadshedding is typically 2 hours.
Battrey tech keeps on getting better, most cars can achieve around 400km of range and they need to be charged for around 45 minutes to get 400km. Range anxiety shouldn’t be an issue for most people as most people typically don’t drive 400km on a daily basis.
Different charging stations will charge different prices per kWh, this is typically around R5.88 /kWh.
A BMW i3 (335km range) has a 42.24 kWh battery, this means that it would cost R243 (R5.88*42.24 kWh).
Electricity is cheaper in some parts of the country, costing as low as R1 per kWh, this means that it would cost R42 to get 335km range from a BMW i3.
Charging speeds differ depending on the charging infrastructure used as well as the car’s maximum charge input.
Most modern EVs charge up to 80% within an hour.
The average new car price is R320k, the cheapest EV costs around R600k.
Right now EVs are too expensive for most SAns, however it won’t be long until we start seeing affordable EVs.