Zero Carbon Charge to roll out 15 solar powered EV charging stations in the Free State

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  • Zero Carbon Charge, in partnership with the Free State provincial government, have launched the R4.3 billion provincial rollout of a network of solar-powered, off-grid, ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the province by signing a collaborative memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The rollout will see the construction of 15 electric passenger vehicle charging stations and 7 electric truck charging stations by Zero Carbon Charge and Zero Carbon Logistics respectively. This network will be completed by September 2025.

The electric vehicle charging sites will be located in the following local municipalities in the Free State:

  • Mohokare
  • Ngwathe
  • Metsimaholo
  • Mafube
  • Tokologo
  • Maluti-a-Phofung
  • Mangaung
  • Dihlabeng
  • Kopanong
  • Phumelela
  • Moqhaka
  • Mantsopa
  • Masilonyana

They will form part of the 120 renewable energy electric passenger vehicle charging stations and the 120 electric truck charging stations that Zero Carbon Charge and Zero Carbon Logistics are building across the country, strategically spaced on national routes in rural areas.

The launch took place in Bloemfontein and was attended by the MEC of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA), Thabo Meeko, MEC of Finance, Gadija Brown and co-founder of Zero Carbon Charge, Joubert Roux.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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