Electric trucks are no longer a distant vision in South Africa; they’re a tangible reality. Driven by global sustainability movements, major manufacturers are introducing electric models. With the support and pressure from global governments to support green mobility, partnered with environmental concerns driving the adoption of electric trucks – this will be the next step towards an eco-friendly choice for businesses navigating the transportation landscape.


With global momentum toward sustainability, major manufacturers are actively producing electric truck models. By 2025, Europe anticipates 7% of total truck sales to be zero-emission, reaching 44% by 2030 on average, with some manufacturers aiming for up to 60%. Daimler plans to exclusively sell zero-emission trucks in Europe from 2039, while Scania aims for full electric transition by 2040.

It’s going to be BIG

Electric trucks promise huge benefits to South Africa by curbing emissions, combatting air pollution, and addressing environmental concerns. Additionally, South Africa will save in forex by reduced dependency on fossil fuels – which will promote energy security and lower operating costs. The transition to electric truck will mean big impacts to innovation and job creation, positioning South Africa as a leader in sustainable transportation and economic development.

As the world moves towards cleaner and more sustainable transportation solutions, embracing off-grid charging for electric trucks aligns with global market trends.
It positions South Africa as a forward-thinking player in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

“Carbon tax is real – and the inevitability of rising costs linked to carbon emissions is looming.”

In the realm of electric trucks, the intricate interplay of carbon emissions, carbon credits, and carbon tax forms a pivotal framework for environmental accountability.

Electric trucks, being emissions-free during operation, serve as a proactive measure in reducing carbon emissions associated with traditional diesel-powered vehicles. Companies investing in electric fleets can accumulate carbon credits, essentially a form of currency representing their carbon reduction achievements. These credits can be traded or sold, fostering a market-driven approach to incentivize and reward sustainable practices.

Simultaneously, governments worldwide are increasingly implementing carbon taxes, where businesses are levied based on their carbon emissions. This dual approach of encouraging carbon credit incentives while imposing carbon taxes not only encourages the adoption of eco-friendly tech-

nologies like electric trucks but also establishes a financial mechanism to drive a collective shift towards a low-carbon future. This symbiotic rela- tionship between electric trucks, carbon credits, and carbon taxes aligns economic incentives with environmental stewardship, fostering a harmonious path towards a greener transportation landscape.

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