A lot of these fleet operators will be in the market for pickups and vans. Electric & water utility companies, telecom firms, agriculture, mining companies, logistics firms, tour operators, municipalities, and provincial and national governments are some of the major fleet operators that regularly purchase pickups and vans. All of these vehicles have traditionally been ICE vehicles as there really weren’t any electric vans and pickups available in this part of the world. This is starting to change as several firms are now offering really great electric vans and pickups in some markets.
We haven’t started seeing any of these electric vans and pickups yet in South Africa, but it’s something OEMs and dealerships need to expedite. South Africa is Africa’s largest market for new vehicles. Electric pickups similar to the JAC T8 and Dongfeng Rich 6 EV with a range well over 300 km will do well in this market.
See Electric Pickups & Vans Are Now Available In Some African Markets — Time For Fleet Operators To Electrify
Fleet operators constitute the bulk of brand new motor vehicle purchases in a lot of markets on the continent. They also represent an essential customer segment — repeat customers! Fleet operators normally replace their fleets at regular intervals. These replacements are generally based on the vehicles covering a certain mileage or having been in service […]