The transition to electric mobility has accelerated in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. There are a few potential speed bumps, though: 40 percent of all used vehicles exported globally end up in Africa. Used vehicles tend to be more affordable—on average a used passenger car in Kenya and Nigeria costs $6,000 to $10,000, for example—but they often run on internal combustion engines (ICEs). Our article explores how electric vehicles (EVs) could scale in the region.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing vehicle parc is dominated by used vehicles.
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To read the article, see “Power to move: Accelerating the electric transport transition in sub-Saharan Africa,” February 23, 2022.