Zero Carbon Charge to Complete EV Solar Charging Station in Q2

The News:

  • Zero Carbon Charge to complete South Africa’s first fully off-grid EV charging station in Q2 2024.
  • Station located in Wolmaransstad, powered by solar energy and battery storage.
  • Ultra-fast chargers can juice up most EVs to 80% in 20 minutes.
  • The project aligns with South Africa’s EV adoption goals and clean energy ambitions.

South African EV company, Zero Carbon Charge, is revving up to complete the nation’s first fully off-grid electric vehicle (EV) charging station by the second quarter of 2024.

This project marks a significant leap towards a cleaner and more sustainable transportation future for the country. This news comes after the company announced in November 2023 that it intends to roll out 100% renewable energy-powered electric vehicle charging stations in South Africa.

Located in Wolmaransstad, North West Province, the station will be a beacon of clean energy innovation.

Unlike conventional chargers reliant on the national grid, this pioneering facility will harness the power of the sun, boasting a state-of-the-art solar power system and battery storage. This means no more worries about loadshedding or dependence on the grid’s limitations.

“We are thrilled to be paving the way for a greener future with this project,” says Andries Malherbe, co-founder and director of Zero Carbon Charge. “This station is not just about charging EVs; it’s about showcasing the immense potential of renewable energy and its role in transforming our transportation sector.”

Beyond its eco-friendly credentials, the station promises lightning-fast charging. Equipped with ultra-fast chargers, it can juice up most EVs to 80% capacity in a mere 20 minutes, making long road trips a breeze.

Additionally, Zero Carbon Charge envisions a nationwide network of similar stations strategically placed along key routes, ensuring convenient charging access for EV drivers across the country.

This initiative holds immense promise for South Africa’s ambitious EV adoption goals. The government aims to have 200,000 EVs on the road by 2025, and Zero Carbon Charge’s contribution is invaluable in addressing range anxiety and infrastructure concerns that often deter potential EV buyers.

With the completion of this pioneering station just around the corner, South Africa is poised to take a giant leap towards a cleaner and more sustainable future. So, buckle up, South Africans, and get ready to experience the electrifying future of green transportation!

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