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This image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)
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Johannesburg - Britain brought the internal combustion engine closer to its grave when it announced last week that no car fitted with a petrol or diesel engine would be sold after 2040.

Jonathan Freedland, The ­Guardian’s transport journalist called this decision in his column the beginning of the end of the Industrial Revolution. While this might only happen in 24 years' time, the question is how will it affect South Africa?

The Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa said that although the South African government has yet to announce similar steps as its counterpart in Britain, the country could be forced into the era of the electric car just because no other vehicles would be available.

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