Electric cars

Meet Audi’s All-New First Electric Cars Ready to Shine on the SA Market

Fuel cost stress will soon be a thing of the past as more and more automakers are launching electric cars on the market.

In South Africa, Audi SA joined BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the race. But they have since taken the lead, launching a whole range of electronically controlled vehicles this week.

Part of the fleet includes the RS e-tron GT along with three other e-tron models – the e-tron 55 Sportback, e-tron S Sportback and e-tron GT. And to get one, prepare to part with R1.99 million to R3.3 million.

Audi SA said it has since noticed success in other parts of the world, with more than 52,000 units sold across the range.

Earlier this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa said increasing production of electric vehicles was among the government’s top priorities for climate action. He was addressing a ceremony marking the start of production of hybrid cars at a Toyota plant.

The government released a draft document on a roadmap for scaling up production of all-electric vehicles, which will be presented to potential investors, Ramaphosa said at the time.

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Thomas Lethoba