List of electric vehicles to buy in South Africa with pricing.

List of electric vehicles to buy in South Africa with pricing.

Editor Wakesho

In 2023, expect a variety of electric vehicles to choose from. Some models were launched last year and are expected to be on the roads as the year progresses. The new brands that entered the market in South Africa include Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

The chief executive officer of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says from January to March of 2022, South Africa sold over 1,400 electric vehicles. This is more than 2020 and 2021 combined, however, despite the positive sales. Herbert said there are notable challenges facing EV adoption in South Africa, including a lack of infrastructure, range anxiety, and affordability.

Herbert added that an unreliable energy supply poses a unique challenge in South Africa, which is far behind in development. The country also lacks charging points along long-distance routes. This low number of sharing stations means that South African motorists are particularly concerned that their EV will not make the range of long driving trips, added Herbert.

With EV adoption and infrastructure in its infancy in South Africa, the current EVs on offer are also priced as luxury cars – with pricing out of reach for most of South Africa.

Listed below are all the fully-electric cars currently on sale in South Africa.

  1. MINI Cooper SE

Starting Price: R742,102

Power: 135 kW/270 Nm

Maximum range: 217 km

2. Volvo XC40 Recharge


Starting Price: R1,075,000

Power: 170 kW/330 Nm

Maximum range: 423 km

3. Mercedes-Benz EQA


Starting Price: R1,174,000

Power: 140 kW/385 Nm

Maximum range: 429 km

4. BMW iX3 M Sport


Starting Price: R1,306,400

Power: 210 kW/400 Nm

Maximum range: 460 km

5. Mercedes-Benz EQB


Starting Price: R1,379,000

Power: 215 kW/520 Nm

Maximum range: 423 km

6. BMW i4 M50


Starting Price: R1,637,900

Power: 400 kW/795 Nm

Maximum range: 465 km

7. Mercedes-Benz EQC


Starting Price: R1,679,000

Power: 300 kW/760 Nm

Maximum range: 437 km

8. BMW iX


Starting Price: R1,735,000

Power: 240 kW/630 Nm

Maximum range: 425 km

9. Audi e-Tron 55


Starting Price: R1,745,000

Power: 300 kW/664 Nm

Maximum range: 440 km

10. Porsche Taycan


Starting Price: R2,179,000

Power: 300 kW/345 Nm

Maximum range: 431 km

11. Jaguar I-Pace


Starting Price: R2,249,000

Power: 294 kW/696 Nm

Maximum range: 470 km

12. Mercedes-Benz EQS


Starting Price: R2,620,500

Power: 245 kW/565 Nm

Maximum range: 782 km

13. Audi e-Tron GT


Starting Price: R2,715,000

Power: 350 kW/630 Nm

Maximum range: 488 km

14. BMW i7


Starting Price: R2,825,000

Power: 400kW/745 Nm

Maximum range: 625 km

15. Audi RS e-Tron GT


Starting price: R3,359,400

Power: 440kW/830Nm

Range: 472km