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Driving into the future: City’s second free public electric vehicle charger open <span><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">This is the second of the City’s two solar powered EV charging stations.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">The first is located at the Bellville Civic Centre.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Sites were chosen because of their convenient, safe and visible locations.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Charging stations are currently offered free-of-charge to members of the public.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Chargers were donated to the City by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).</div></li></ul><p> <br>‘The City is supporting the uptake of eMobility and is developing initiatives to help enable the growth of this technology in Cape Town, so that it can become more accessible and rolled out in the future across all transport modes to benefit all of our residents.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'This kind of proactive response to climate change will assist our city’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic over the coming years as the green economy offers new opportunities for businesses and jobseekers. It also helps to ensure that the local economy can continue to trade competitively in a global world that is rapidly rejecting carbon intensive goods and services. It is important that South Africa is not left behind and that we remain relevant to markets,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><strong>Electric transport key to climate action</strong><br>In support of the growing global momentum to tackle climate change, Cape Town, along with cities in South Africa and worldwide, has committed to achieving carbon neutrality and climate resilience by 2050 to keep global warming to 1,5˚C. These necessary targets can only be reached through significant transitions in urban form, energy sources, transportation and resource efficiency. A key element is cleaning up our sources of electricity and the electrification of transport.<br>For more information on EVs, please see <a href="" target="_blank"></a> and our previous media release on the Bellville charger.<br> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​</span><span><strong>​​End</strong></span>2021-03-28T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#33ca7270-674e-46d5-97b2-9ced726fd14b;L0|#033ca7270-674e-46d5-97b2-9ced726fd14b|electrical safety;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#64cbcded-2450-464f-b1ec-c0f303bcd4a4;L0|#064cbcded-2450-464f-b1ec-c0f303bcd4a4|Climate change10

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