A boost for EVs with more charging stations

The reach of electric vehicles (EVs) just got a boost with a partnership between Audi South Africa and GridCars with the finalisation of the installation of 33 EV-charging stations across the country for any such vehicle no matter what model or brand.

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The new charging stations represent a total of 70 charge point connectors, and they expand on the existing network in the country. The chargers’ range in their charging capacity from 22 kW (AC) to 80 kW (DC) and 150 kW (DC) ultra-fast charging and are immediately available to all South African electric vehicle drivers.

“Audi is committed to ensuring that owners of any electric vehicle can comfortably travel the country, with the reassurance that the EV-charging infrastructure is in place to support their progressive choice of mobility. With the public Audi EV chargers now formally available and in operation, our project to ensure that there are active state-of-the-art EV chargers at key destination and lifestyle venues across South Africa, is tracking well, and we are excited to officially encourage all early adopters of electric mobility to utilise these charge points,” says Sascha Sauer, Head of Audi South Africa.

  • The live 150 kW (DC) public chargers initiated by Audi are the first for the South African market and will enable +/- 340 Km driving range in approximately 30 minutes. These chargers have been strategically positioned along national roads to support long-distance travel:
  • The live 80 kW (DC) fast charging stations, enabling +/- 185 Km in 30 minutes are located at:
  • The live 22 kW dual (AC) charging stations, enabling +/- 100 Km in about one hour can be located at lifestyle and destination venues in the following provinces:

N1 - Colesberg, Caltex, Northern Cape; N2 – Mossel Bay, Langeberg Mall, Western Cape; N3 - Tugela North, Engen, KwaZulu-Natal; N4 - Riverside Mall, Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

N1 - Ventersburg, Caltex, Free State; N1 - Richmond, Caltex, Northern Cape; N2 - The Crags, Engen, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape; N3 - Tugela South, Engen, KwaZulu-Natal; N4 - Alzu Petroport, Mpumalanga (Audi has upgraded the existing unit from DC 60 kW to DC 80 kW. GridCars has also installed a new EV-charging unit at Kranskop Engen, Limpopo).

Western Cape:

Hazendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch; Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek; Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch; Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch; Thesen Island, Knysna; Graham Beck Wine Estate, Robertson; The Marine Hotel, Hermanus; The Cellars Hohenort Hotel, Constantia; D’Hub B&B, Cape L'Agulhas.

Gauteng:

Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria; Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park; Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Country Club; Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park; Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead; Bryanston Country Club, Johannesburg; Kyalami Corner, Johannesburg; Virgin Active Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Mpumalanga:

84 on Main, Dullstroom, Hazyview Junction Shopping Centre.

KwaZulu-Natal:

Cornubia Mall, Mt Edgecombe; Selborne Hotel & Golf Club, Pennington; Cedar Garden B&B, Underberg.

Free State:

Protea Hotel by Marriot, Clarens.

Northwest:

Village Mall, Hartbeespoort Dam.

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