Electric Vehicles

Jaguar launches R30m EV charging network in SA

Jaguar launches R30m EV charging network in SA <www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/jaguar-launches-r30m-ev-charging-network-in-sa-2018-09-13> Jaguar’s EV network coverage
13TH SEPTEMBER 2018
BY: IRMA VENTER <www.engineeringnews.co.za/author.php?u_id=15> CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR
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Jaguar, in partnership with electric vehicle (EV) charging company GridCars, will install 82 new public charging stations for EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in the country’s major hubs, as well as along frequently-travelled holiday routes.
The R30-million infrastructure investment should make day-to-day travel, as well as longer day trips and even very long journeys possible for owners of EVs, such as the soon to be introduced Jaguar I-Pace. ADVERTISEMENT <www.engineeringnews.co.za/adcentre/rv/en/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=2810__zoneid=420__OXLCA=1__cb=11a13366eb__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jch.co.za%2F>
The I-Pace has a range of up to 470 km on a single charge, depending on driving style and conditions.
In addition to the publicly available charging stations to be installed in customer parking areas at every Jaguar Land Rover retailer in South Africa, another 30 public charging stations will be erected at various points of convenience (such as shopping centres) in the country’s major hubs, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and Bloemfontein.