Electric Cars For Sale In South Africa

What is an Electric Car?

An electric car or electric vehicle (EV) is a passenger automobile that is propelled by an electric traction motor, using only energy stored in on-board batteries.

Compared to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, electric cars are quieter, more responsive, have superior energy conversion efficiency and no exhaust emissions, and lower overall vehicle emissions[1] (however the power plant supplying the electricity might generate its emissions).

Electric Cars For Sale In South Africa

EVAfrica City Blitz 4-seater — From R239,990

  • Engine power/torque: 7.5kW
  • 0-100km/h: Not possible (max speed of 80km/h)
  • Range: Up to 160km (manufacturer)
  • Maximum charging speeds: Unknown AC (takes 4-6hours)

GWM Ora Cat — From R686,950

  • Engine power/torque: 126kW/250Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 9.3 seconds
  • Range: Up to 501km (300 Super Luxury — WLTP)
  • Maximum charging speeds: 60kW DC or 6.6kW AC

BYD Atto 3 — From R768,000

  • Engine power/torque: 150kW/310Nm
  • 0-100km/h: 7.3 seconds
  • Range: Up to 345km (Standard range — WLTP)
  • Maximum charging speeds:  7.4kW AC and 88kW DC

Mini Cooper SE — From R783,500

  • Engine power/torque: 135kW/270Nm (hatch 3-door)
  • 0-100km/h: 7.5 seconds (hatch 3-door)
  • Range: Up to 234km (hatch 3-door — WLTP)
  • Maximum charging speeds: 11KW AC and 49kW DC

How much does an electric car cost in South Africa?

The South African pricing and model line-up for the new GWM Ora 03 are as follows: GWM Ora 03 300 Super Luxury – R686,950. GWM Ora 03 400 Super Luxury – R775,950. GWM Ora 03 400 Ultra Luxury – R805,950.

How long does an electric car battery last?

While experts estimate the average EV battery will last around 200,000 miles, some manufacturers already promise much more than that. And the news gets better: Tesla has their sights set on a million-mile battery and claims that they are not far from achieving this goal.