A total of 92 electric vehicles were sold in South Africa in 2020, representing just 0.02% of sales in the domestic automotive market. But forming a New Energy Vehicle policy, which aligns with the broader automotive masterplan, has reportedly become an urgent point of focus for government. A Draft Green Paper, aimed at improving domestic sales to attract foreign investment and aligning with the country’s carbon-reduction goals is set to be gazetted for public comment before the end of May. The paper calls for the current charging infrastructure in the domestic market to be expanded, stressing that this should be done predominantly through the use of renewable sources of energy.