Researchers say solar-powered electric charging points could be the solution for African cities, as emissions from African transport surge.  Times Live reports that As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles, especially among the minibus and motorcycle taxis that dominate transport in many cities, researchers say. Investment in generating more solar-powered electricity to charge electric vehicles (EVs) could encourage their use, cut pollution and costs for passengers, and help stabilise unreliable energy systems, they said in a commentary published in Nature Sustainability. But most African governments lack the data needed to make the case for financial institutions and development banks to put money into building electric charging infrastructure, they added.