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Meet the CityBug: The Newest Chinese-made EV to Go On Sale In South Africa

The Eleksa CityBug, a newly available EV in South Africa. Image via Eleksa.

South Africa lags far behind other middle-income countries in the availability of electric vehicles but Chinese brands like Eleksa are hoping to change with the introduction of new cars like the $15,000 Citybug.

The two-door compact seats four and has a range of up to 200km.

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