Zero Carbon Charge to build HPC infrastructure in South Africa
The charging network for electric vehicles in South Africa is to be strengthened by a new provider. The company Zero Carbon Charge (ZeroCC) plans to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations at intervals of about 150 kilometres along strategic routes outside urban areas in all nine provinces of South Africa. Electricity is to be generated locally in each case, so that the fast chargers can be supplied with renewable energy independently of the grid. In the first phase, at least 120 such HPC stations are planned by the first quarter of 2025.
Installation of the national network will start in the North West Province on the N12 route. This will not be the first installation of publicly available charging points in South Africa, however, as the honour belongs to Audi, which installed 43 ultra-fast chargers in January, in partnership with Rubicon.