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Nigeria commissions first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station

Nigeria has commissioned its first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station, which falls under the Elective Vehicle Pilot Project, an initiative of the National Automotive Design and Development Agency.
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Five start-ups win electric mobility solutions competition

“The large number and scope of the applications submitted show the huge social and economic potential of innovative technical solutions related to electric mobility," said Rolf Huber, Managing Director of Siemens Stiftung and initiator of the electric mobility programme.
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E-mobility already exists in SA and business opportunities abound

The motor vehicle assembly and component manufacturing industry is a key pillar of south Africa’s economy, contributing just more than 6.4% of the country’s GDP and 27% of manufacturing output but e-mobility could change that.
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uYilo eMobility Kick Start Fund open for 2021 proposals

uYilo eMobility, an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency to enable, facilitate and mobilise electric vehicle mobility in South Africa, has launched their 2021 uYilo Kick Start Fund. The fund, for eMobility and related projects, aims to assist projects in this sector reach commercialisation into the market.
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The connection between smart meters and self-consumption

This article presents a combination of smart metering and smart charging to help local energy communities increase self-consumption and achieve economic benefits.
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Clean transportation needs smart grids

The number of electric vehicles in Africa has the potential to increase significantly by 2030. The challenge, however, is in charging infrastructure, powered by renewable grid-tied or off-grid solutions, keeping pace with market interest.

Minerals used in RE and EV tech targeted for responsible sourcing

A new initiative, RE-SOURCING, is underway to highlight our heavy reliance on a range of key minerals in renewable energy and electric vehicles, which calls for responsible mineral sourcing.
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Green paper on advancement of new energy vehicles in SA released

"We are seeing some progress in our efforts to green the economy and to position South Africa as a centre for advanced green manufacturing," Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel told Parliament.
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Call for papers for Energy and Human Habitat Conference now open

This year the second Energy and Human Habitat Conference is themed Energy and Industry 4.0. Papers will be peer reviewed for inclusion in the proceedings. Deadline for submission: 28 June.
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EV charging stations in SA are expanding alongside global numbers

International electric vehicle sales grew globally by 41% in 2020, this is according to the IEA Global EV Outlook 2021 report released recently.

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