A country in South Africa is ranked first among the top 20 countries in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, and to overcome this critical situation, the country aims to reduce its emissions by 30%.
Electric vehicles will be the way to meet and accomplish this, but the urgent need for electric current in the country of South Africa, makes electric vehicles a futile solution, but the photovoltaic technology has found a solution to the problem.
According to The Conversation, the South African coal-based Eskom power plant alone emits 1/2 trillion kilograms of carbon dioxide; This makes the use of electric vehicles a complementary pollutant rather than an environmental solution; Because it will increase dependence on coal.
A study in South Africa, published in the Journal of Sustainable Development Energy, proposed a solution by filling electric vehicles with solar energy generators, making them not dependent on the coal-financed electricity grid, and thus reducing the heat emissions resulting from oil and coal at one time all while saving electricity for homes as an alternative to Waste of car loading.
The study showed that knowing that filling cars with electricity is a smaller value than supplying them with gasoline, rather loading the car with photovoltaic energy is equivalent to 1/2 the value of charging it with electricity.
The study indicates the possibility of filling cars with solar energy generators when they are stopped in public parking during the morning shift, and they can be charged again with electricity after returning home, or end the sufficiency of photovoltaic energy.
The study continued that the work of solar electricity generators in the position of each work arrangement, generates a supplementary profit on the interest of the site, as it creates modern job opportunities for generator operators.
The study stated that the work of the solar generators will remove the burden of electronic vehicles from the general current, which will not be responsible for adding 4 million electric vehicles to be charged through it over the coming years.
It is said that the number of electric cars so far in South Africa does not exceed 1,000, but the estimates point to a gross exaggeration rate.
Hyundai's green cars... wholesale gains in South Africa
Hyundai Motor Group revealed that sales of environmentally friendly cars in South Africa jumped nearly 40% during the first half of this year.
This is due to the strong demand for hybrid models and new electric cars.
South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday that the combined domestic sales of environmentally friendly models by the two subsidiaries of the Korean auto group - Hyundai Motor and Kia - amounted to 94,435 units from January to last June, up from 67,798 units sold. last year.
Among those cars were 65,473 units of hybrid models, which use a combination of an internal combustion engine and a battery-based electric motor.
Other eco-friendly models include hydrogen-powered electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).
Hyundai's domestic sales of green vehicles rose 35.5 percent year-on-year to 51,085 units in the first half as it introduced a wide range of hybrid models and the all-electric IONIQ 5 in April.
Sales of green Kia vehicles jumped 44 percent year-on-year to 43,350 units in the first six months of the year, also driven by strong demand for hybrid models.
Southeast Asia sales of electric cars
And at the end of last June, Hyundai Motor Company and its subsidiary Kia said they had performed well in Southeast Asia, where Japanese cars are in great demand.
The Vietnam Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Hyundai and Kia sold a total of 47,860 units during the first five months of this year, twice the sales of Japanese Toyota's 24,112 units.
Hyundai alone sold 24,420 units, ranking first in the Vietnamese market, followed by Toyota. Kia, which sold 23,440 units, came in third.
Hyundai topped the Vietnamese car market for the first time last year and maintained its lead for the second month in a row since April.
The Vietnamese auto market, with a volume of 334,000 units last year, is the fourth largest in Southeast Asia after Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
In the Indian market, Hyundai and Kia sold a total of 36,501 units last month, overtaking Maruti Suzuki (32,903 units) to take the top spot for the first time, according to the Indian Automobile Manufacturers Association.
Hyundai and Kia are seeking to get the first position in the Indian market by introducing sports utility vehicles and others.
Hyundai Motor Group intends to conquer the Southeast Asian market by injecting investments to expand its production capacity, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.
In the Indonesian car market, where the market share of Japanese cars is about 96%, Hyundai Motor is setting up a factory by pumping 1.55 billion dollars.
Hyundai plans to produce 150,000 units annually at this plant since the end of this year. It intends to expand its production capacity to 250,000 units in the future.
South Africa's first real-life electric bus takes off in Cape Town
The first electric bus in active service in South Africa was officially launched in Cape Town on Monday, after it was in daily operations to transport passengers in the city from July.
The Western Cape Minister of Transportation and Public Works, Dylan Mitchell, and the major local bus operator, Golden Arrow Bus Services, jointly launched the bus, which was manufactured by Chinese energy vehicle manufacturer BYD. )).
The bus carrier has partnered with BYD and co-financing partner, the National Electric Vehicle (uYilo) Program, to test two 100 percent electric buses for 12 months, and sufficient tests have been conducted to operate them, the company said in a statement. Joint statement with Mitchell.
The testing phase of the electric bus was rigorous, according to Golden Arrow Bus Services.
In the statement, Mitchell said the county's Department of Transportation supports innovation programs like this one, in light of the challenges travelers face in the absence of a rail passenger transportation system.
"After getting on this bus, I am confident that passengers will feel safe during their journey," he said.
The Golden Arrow Bus Services Company operates more than 1,000 buses at peak hours, transporting about 250 thousand passengers daily.
Solar generators alternative to electric cars in South Africa
Despite the global trend towards electric cars, South Africa is seeking to maximize reliance on solar energy generators to reduce the rate of exhaust emissions, as South Africa is considered the highest in emissions within the global Group of Twenty, and to overcome this crisis the country aims to reduce its emissions by 30%. And if it is certain that electric cars are the means to achieve the lowest emissions, but the urgent need for electric current in South Africa makes electric cars a futile solution, but photovoltaic technology has found a solution to the problem.
Why are electric cars in South Africa considered an additional pollutant?
According to The Conversation, the South African coal-based Eskom power plant alone emits half a trillion kilograms of carbon dioxide; This makes the use of electric cars an additional pollutant rather than an environmental solution; Because it will increase dependence on coal. A South African study, published in the Journal of Sustainable Development Energy, proposed a solution to charge electric cars with solar energy generators, making them not dependent on the coal-financed electricity grid, thus reducing heat emissions from oil and coal simultaneously while providing electricity to homes instead of wasting it in Car shipping. The study stated that although charging cars with electricity is less expensive than supplying them with gasoline, charging a car with photovoltaic energy is equivalent to half the cost of charging it with electricity.
The economic factor behind relying on solar energy generators:
The study indicates that cars can be charged with solar energy generators while they are parked in public parking throughout the morning shift, and they can be charged again with electricity after returning home, or photovoltaic energy is sufficient. The study continued that the work of solar electricity generators in the parking lot of each workplace, generates additional profit for the management of the place, and also creates new job opportunities for generator operators.The study indicated that the work of solar generators will remove the load of electronic cars from the general current, which will not bear the addition of 4 million electric cars. Ship it over the coming years. It is reported that the number of electric cars so far in South Africa does not exceed 1,000, but the estimates indicate a significant rate of increase.
Read also :