Rollout of electric private passenger vehicles (South Africa)

General Information of the NAMA

GENERAL INFORMATION
Country South Africa
National implementing entity (NAMA owner)
Development stage Development of initial concept
International partners
Total costs USD 344.7 billion
Duration 2011-2050
SCOPE OF THE NAMA
Type of NAMA Supported (with unilateral elements)
Type of action  Not known
Scope of action National
Type of approach Improve
Transport mode Car
MITIGATION IMPACT
Expected mitigation impact 450 MtCO2eq until 2050
COSTS
Total costs USD 344.7 Billion

The NAMA “Rollout of electric private passenger vehicles in South Africa” is in the state of a feasibility study. It aims at mitigating greenhouse gases by improving the national car fleet. The total for implementation of the NAMA are USD 344.7 billion until 2050, with a potential to mitigate 450 MtCO2eq in the same time frame. International help should provide a part of the financing as well as technical assistance.

The NAMA plans to introduce electric vehicles to the national private car fleet. Prototypes of wholly South African-designed electric vehicle models have been developed. It was planned that until 2015 a 10% penetration would be reached. This would increase to 27% until 2020 and 60% until 2030.

 

Mitigation potential

No information on the methodology to calculate the mitigation potential could be identified.

The cumulative mitigation potential is estimated at 10.6 Mt between 2011-2020, 92.3 MtCO2eq between 2011-2030 and 450 MtCO2eq between 2011-2050.

Financing

South Africa seeks funding to cover the incremental costs of the NAMA.

Co-benefits

Ecological:

  • Local air pollution

Societal:

  • Employment creation

Economic:

  • Balance of payments benefits

Resources: 

https://www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de/migration/Entwicklungsbank-Startseite/Entwicklungsfinanzierung/Umwelt-und-Klima/Zahlen-Daten-Studien/Studien-und-Publikationen/Technical-analysis-of-four-possible-NAMAs-in-South-Africa-Harald-Winkler.pdf