Friday, July 21, 2023
Embarking on a groundbreaking journey, British-Moroccan electric vehicle (EV) startup, Atlas, is all set to make history by introducing Africa's very first EV, infused with the essence of Moroccan design and identity. Scheduled to commence production in 2026, this exciting venture is already generating buzz with a captivating teaser sketch revealing a compact SUV silhouette for the yet-to-be-named model.
Founded by the dynamic duo of Mohammed Yehya El Bakkali (CEO) and Senhaji Hannoun (CTO), and fueled by substantial private funding, Atlas boasts a London-based headquarters, while the EV itself will be entirely manufactured in Morocco. With the impending announcement of an advisory board, the visionary founders are determined to make a mark in the market, guided by a clear vision of how to showcase the Moroccan-built EV.
To ensure a seamless development process, the Atlas EV will leverage "proven EV architecture from an established OEM," although the OEM remains undisclosed. By incorporating off-the-shelf components wherever possible, Atlas aims to limit research and development costs to a mere 5% of the total investment. Alongside the cost-effective labor in Morocco, this strategy paves the way for an EV that promises an incredibly affordable price point.
Atlas plans to launch the EV in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by 2027, with a global rollout following suit. However, their ambition stretches beyond EVs themselves. The company envisions investing in battery technology, charging infrastructure, and groundbreaking "advanced, range-enhancing technology" to shape the future of sustainable transportation.
As the world eagerly awaits the debut of Africa's pioneering homegrown EV, Atlas remains steadfast in its mission to revolutionize the electric vehicle landscape. This visionary endeavor promises to celebrate Moroccan ingenuity and design while making eco-friendly mobility accessible to the masses. With Atlas leading the way, the future of EVs in Africa and beyond looks brighter than ever before.
WallysCar, the esteemed Tunisian car manufacturer, has taken the next leap in unveiling its first-ever luxury SUV, the Wallys WOLF. This milestone comes with exciting news as WallysCar, in a remarkable joint venture, will now be assembling the premium Jetour brand models.
Bringing together top-notch engineering and unparalleled craftsmanship, the Wallys WOLF represents a departure from the brand's conventional philosophy, elevating its status in the luxury vehicle domain. The fusion of style and substance is palpable, reflected in the utilization of environmentally-conscious materials like recycled polyamide, polyester, and semi-aniline leather. This not only bestows an air of opulence upon the vehicle but also ensures its durability for years to come.
Inside the WOLF's spacious interior, elegance knows no bounds. With seven exquisitely comfortable seats, the SUV effortlessly transforms into a mobile living room, offering a haven of comfort for passengers on any journey. Moreover, for those seeking versatility, the rear seats can be conveniently lowered, granting ample space to accommodate all your cargo needs.
Monday, December 12, 2022
A 4x4 EV built and designed by Bandt-Brv inspired by Thula solutions
Off-road dominance is built into every element of the Thula Electric Safari Vehicle. From the re-engineered suspension to the powerful 160kW drivetrain and low centre of gravity. This combination of reliable power and comfort means you can go anywhere and be enjoy the ride getting there.
The only running costs are the electricity to charge either grid-based or solar, and the vehicle can be fully charged within 4 hours, giving you 200km of range
Welcome to South Africa's fully designed and built 4x4, made for South Africa. Their product is a rugged capable internal combustion pickup called the BRV S89 M3. The company has its base in Bloemfontein South Africa.
details courtesy of Brandt BRV
Saturday, September 24, 2022
The Design and Technology Institute (DTI) has partnered with Mana Mobility to build and deliver the first Made-in-Ghana Electric Vehicles by the end of January 2023.
The collaboration has come up with the 3D-drawings and prototypes for the first Made-in-Ghana Electric Vehicle.
Ms Constance Swaniker, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DTI, announced this at the third National Precision Quality Conference in Accra.
The Conference was on the theme: “The Precision Quality Policy Framework: A Building Block for System Change and Industrial Transformation. ”
Mana Mobility seeks to design and manufacture affordable electric cars in Ghana by Ghana for Africa. It’s being led by a team led in part by Mr Peter Schwarzenbauer.
Faouzi Annajah, the founder of NamX and a Moroccan-French businessman, has co-created the world's first car that is powered by a patented removable hydrogen tank system.
The patented technology of NamX consists of a fixed hydrogen tank and six removable capsules.
NamX, which is set to be released in 2025, responds to rising demand for hydrogen and hybrid vehicles as the world shifts toward clean energy sources and decarbonization.
"NAMX is a collaborative project built with Europe's and Africa's best industrial and technical partners."
Courtesy of NAMX Tech
Monday, April 25, 2022
A South African motorsport group that builds custom performance rally vehicles. Here is a the Revo that showcases their capability in defining their value proposition.
"We are an experiential marketing business which creatively utilizes our motoring adventures to produce emotional and memorable experiences while at the same time creating good content utilized for various media platforms"
From a tender age Ameerh Naran had a dream of creating his own vehicle brand, the likes of Koenigsegg and Pagani. Fast forward to present day, Naran Automotive is born, a luxury vehicle enterprise developing premium products to match. Their first development is a limited production vehicle namely the Naran Hyper Coupe. Only 49 will be built
A Startup from South Africa called Mazibuko Motors, unveils a green vision in the form of a EV pickup truck called the M1B. A solution driven by the market demand and anticipated uptake in electric mobility.