An Expository Comparison of Electric Vehicles and Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles in Africa - Motivations, Challenges and Adoption Strategies

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Abstract

Internal combustion engine vehicles are the major means of mobility in the world, but the growing concerns of carbon emissions and climate change have necessitated the need to explore green, safe and sustainable transportation means, which is known as electromobility (e-mobility). Despite the many benefits and motivations for e-mobility in Africa, it has some constraints to its adoption including high import duties, high cost of electric vehicles, lack of enabling government policies and regulations, limited public charging stations, lack of government subsidies and incentives, etc. Therefore, appropriate steps by African governments coupled with private and public engagements, and the academia can lead to smooth and profitable transition to green mobility for all in Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665466394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2022 - Kigali, Rwanda
Duration: 22 Aug 202226 Aug 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2022
Country/TerritoryRwanda
CityKigali
Period22/08/2226/08/22

Keywords

  • Electric Vehicles (EVs)
  • Electromobility (e-mobility)
  • Green mobility
  • Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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