Auto24 Opens First Public EV Charging Station In Ivory Coast


In Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the primary public charging station for electrical autos (EVs) has been put in. The brand new public charger is put in on the head workplace and used automotive showroom of Auto24, which is a brand new African used automotive supplier that launched in September 2022. The set up was made by an area firm, EV.Tech, which focuses on EV charging and charging administration.

Within the Ivory Coast, the brand new platform referred to as Auto24 is on the market for purchasing and promoting inspected, licensed secondhand automobiles. Africar Group, the market chief in on-line automotive advertisements in Africa, is the father or mother firm of Auto24.

The Auto24 gives a pleasant bundle of providers by no means earlier than seen within the used automotive market in Africa. A number of the perks are included with the greater than 100 used automobiles that Auto24 already has accessible, together with a 6-month guarantee that may be prolonged to a 12 months, one-year roadside help, one-year insurance coverage, one-year upkeep with Autofast by CFAO, and different providers. These are actually good for a used automobile wherever!

Globally, the marketplace for electrical autos has grown quickly over the previous ten years. From 120,000 bought yearly in 2012 to 120,000 bought weekly in 2021, greater than 6.6 million electrical autos have been bought final 12 months. The recognition of electrical autos is on the rise, pushed by quite a few power crises and rising oil costs, and African shoppers, notably Ivorians, are paying consideration and ready to comply with the development.

Because of this Auto24, which is backed by Stellantis, is able to enter the marketplace for used electrical automobiles in Ivory Coast. That is additionally why it put in the nation’s first public electrical automotive charging station in Treichville, an Abidjan municipality, in entrance of its headquarters.

With the assistance of the Ivorian enterprise EV.Tech, Auto24 intends to help within the provide of greater than 5,000 charging terminals over the following a number of years, They consider this may help make the acquisition and use of electrical autos reasonably priced for native shoppers.

Additionally, not solely having probably the most environmentally pleasant power mixes on the continent, Ivory Coast has probably the most dynamic economies in Africa, rising at a fee of round 7% yearly over the earlier ten years. This nation can be top-of-the-line markets for electrical autos. Actually, the import of used electrical autos which were refurbished and accepted by Auto24 makes excellent sense as a result of 42% of the nation’s power manufacturing is made up of inexperienced power, together with hydraulic, biomass, and photo voltaic.

Consequently, Auto24 has determined to speed up the adoption of electrical autos amongst native shoppers in gentle of the nation’s nice publicity within the years to return, because of a number of infrastructure tasks and main occasions just like the African Cup of Nations in February 2024.

The primary number of used electrical automobiles, together with the Kia e-Soul, Kia e-Niro, and Hyundai Kona, and lightweight business autos just like the Hyundai Porter electrical and Kia Bongo electrical, will likely be made accessible by Auto24 beginning in January 2023 to be used by native Ivorians and companies. The automobiles are bought in packages that additionally embody the total set up of a charging station on the office or dwelling. The enterprise can be at present accepting orders for comparable high-end autos just like the Tesla Mannequin 3.

Along with being displayed nearly on the corporate’s web site, all of those autos will likely be bodily displayed within the firm’s showroom in Abidjan. Reservations might be made through a deposit through cell cash with Wave Cellular Cash, one of many main suppliers within the area.

“We’re very proud with your complete Auto24 staff to push Ivory Coast and Sub-Saharan Africa within the electrification of its automotive fleet, by putting in this primary public charging station within the nation, and thus encourage native shoppers to have an curiosity within the matter. Particularly since Ivory Coast has one of many greenest power mixes on the entire continent, because of its manufacturing {of electrical} power with hydroelectric dams particularly,” says Axel Peyrière, co-founder and CEO of Africar Group and

The used EV market is commonly neglected, however stands to be top-of-the-line methods to assist shoppers transition to e-mobility. By providing providers at used automobile dealerships comparable to Auto24, buyer confidence would tremendously improve in making a buying choice.

Supply: EIN Information




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