A Leapfrog Opportunity? Africa’s EV Moment

Africa is entering its EV moment! Across the continent, green initiatives, innovative start-ups, and government incentives are helping to get Africa’s EV industry off the ground. There has been much progress and the opportunities abound. Check out this article on the blog to find out more about what’s to come!

We are breaking ground on our first charging station!

Zero Carbon Charge is thrilled to announce that construction is set to begin on our very first charging station. This is not only a huge moment for us but a major step forward for South Africa’s EV revolution and green transition. In this article, Josie Roux gives some insight into where this milestone is taking place and why it is so significant.

A major step forward in decarbonising South Africa’s transport sector

Taxis have been in the news a lot over the past few months and not in a good way. The taxi strike in Cape Town brought the city to its knees with millions of rands lost and tragic loss of life.

But there has actually also been some good taxi-related news, as unlikely as that may sound. Researchers at Stellenbosch University and their industry partner Rham Equipment (a mining equipment manufacturer) have managed to successfully convert a petrol-powered minibus taxi into an electric taxi.

7 September: International Day of Clean Air

Clean air illustration

That gross layer of yellow smog that you sometimes see lying over the city is destroying your health and the health of the planet. On 7 September we observe the International Day of Clean Air, a day to remember how much we need our blue skies and to focus on how we can get them back.

Planes, trains, and automobiles: What are they doing to our planet?

It’s common knowledge that the transportation industry is a major contributor to climate change and that in order to reach the net zero by 2050 goal, the industry needs a near-total overhaul. This piece takes a look at just how bad the industry is and what needs to happen if it is to reach that pivotal goal.

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