Friday, July 21, 2023



A Green Revolution on the Horizon: Siphiwe Dhlomo's Hala Motors Driving a EV Movement in South Africa!

The future of the local automotive sector is undergoing a transformative shift, and at the forefront is Siphiwe Dhlomo, the visionary founder and chairperson of Hala Motors, hailing from Soweto.

Dhlomo's conviction is crystal clear: participation in the electric vehicle (EV) space is not just a choice; it's an imperative. The boundless potential within the EV industry has spurred his innovative and forward-thinking approach.

Based in Johannesburg, Hala Motors has set its sights on a momentous goal - becoming the first African manufacturer of electric taxis in South Africa. Specializing in the design, development, and production of electric passenger, commercial, and commercial vans, the company is a driving force in South Africa's EV landscape.

Dedicated to extensive research and development over the last four years, Hala Motors is now on the cusp of introducing its electric minibus taxi to the South African market (Phase 1). Yet, the journey doesn't end there. The company's grand vision encompasses an impressive range, including light delivery vehicles (LDVs), sedans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), trucks, and even ambulance vehicles.

As the team diligently plans the Vehicle Manufacturing Programme phase of their project, simultaneous efforts are underway to unveil the groundbreaking Konsep1 Minibus Taxi.

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