Webinar: How solar charging can reduce direct EV running costs to almost zero: 19 October 2021


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  Not many travellers are aware that it is conveniently possible to drive with a current-generation Electric Vehicle (EV) on the road network connecting Cape Town, Johannesburg, East London, Durban, Gaborone and Maputo. This national road system is supported by a grid-tied network of EV charge stations that makes it possible to drive these routes without fear or range anxiety.

However, not many commuters and travellers know that when charging your EV from home or office, it becomes possible to reduce your direct running cost of the EV to almost zero – made possible by solar PV generated power.

In this webinar, we will discuss why it makes sense to charge your EV with solar and how to go about this.

We will also share our experiences of a recent trip made by one of our BMW i3 vehicles and share with you the cost of using charge stations along this route, range and stopping times to re-charge. We will also share how much money we spent on electricity during this 1 000km round-trip.

Winstone Jordaan, Managing Director from GridCars, will join us in this discussion and share his perspectives and trends he is witnessing in the market.



  • Christiaan Hattingh, Managing Director, AWPower
  • Henri Hattingh, Chairman for AWCape group of companies including AWPower
  • Jeff Ryan, Renewable Energy Champion and MD for AWCape
  • Winstone Jordaan, Managing Director for GridCars


Webinar details:

  • Date:                     Tuesday, 19 October 2021
  • Time:                     11:00 – 12:00


Register here for the webinar


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