IN 2019, JAGUAR LAUNCHED THE EV CHARGING AND POWERWAY NETWORK IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Jaguar, in partnership with electric vehicle charging authority GridCars, has laid the foundation for the future of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in South Africa. The R30-million infrastructure investment will make day-to-day travel, as well as longer day trips and even very long journeys possible for owners of electric vehicles.
2020 AUTOTRADER SOUTH AFRICAN CAR OF THE YEAR.
The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has added to its growing tally of international awards by claiming the coveted 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year title.
South Africa’s city centres will now also be connected by the Jaguar Powerway - a series of 22 charging stations along the N3 between Gauteng and Durban and the N1 between Gauteng and Cape Town. Cape Town will also be connected to the Garden Route with a series of charging stations along the N2 all the way to East London. The majority of charging stations on the public network will be 60kWh fast chargers, meaning 100km of range will take around 20 minutes for Jaguar I-PACE owners. A charge from 0 to 80% will take around 72 minutes.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH ONE CHARGE?
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JAGUAR I-PACE FIRST DRIVE TO DURBAN
Jaguar has successfully completed a long-distance journey between Johannesburg and Durban using its recently announced Powerway charging network in the New All-Electric I-PACE. The pre-production Jaguar I-PACE began its trip with a fully topped-up 90kWh battery at the Jaguar Centurion dealership in Gauteng and recharged 310km’s later in Harrismith, before arriving at the Durban Marina. Making it the first electric vehicle to make the trip in South Africa.
We have partnered with GridCars to deliver South Africa’s best charging experience. GridCars have become renowned as an independent authority on Electric Vehicle Charging Service Equipment (EVSE) and Charging Station Infrastructure and Management Systems. Our long-standing commitment to electrification has resulted in a succession of ground-breaking developments that are now defining the future of electric vehicles.
Every charging station will also be equipped with a 22kWh AC fast charger to accommodate plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). The AC standard Type 2 socket will allow charging of all EVs currently available in South Africa. The DC charger is fitted with the CCS DC type socket used by the vast majority of EVs in SA.