Cape Town launches solar-powered electric car charging station

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town launched its first electric vehicle charging station free to the public on Wednesday.

The public electric vehicle charging station is located in the parking area of the Bellville Civic Centre, said the city in a statement.

According to the city, it is the first of two-solar powered EV charging stations that will be offered free of charge for the first two years to members of the public.

“The sites were chosen because of their convenient, safe and visible locations. The chargers were donated to the City by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). E-mobility offers an opportunity to create a healthier, more inclusive city, and one that uses a proactive climate change response to help drive the Covid-19 recovery,” said the city.

It said the global transport sector was rapidly moving towards electrification and the list of countries to ban the internal combustion engine (ICE) was growing.


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