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First public ultra-fast electric car chargers go live in South Africa – Locations

Audi in partnership with GridCars has become the first manufacturer to install ultra-fast 150kW electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the country which are available to all South Africans to use, regardless of the brand or model vehicle they own, said the company.

Audi recently switched on the last 33 out of the total of 70 plugs across the country, with four of these being of the ultra-fast variety.

“The live 150kW (DC) public chargers initiated by Audi are the first for the South African market and will enable +/- 340km driving range in approximately 30 minutes,” said Audi.

“These chargers have been strategically positioned along national roads to support long-distance travel.”

Ultra-fast 150kW charging locations

Audi’s ultra-fast 150kW DC charging stations are now available at the following locations:

  • N1 – Colesburg, Caltex, Northern Cape
  • N2 – Mosselbay, Langeberg Mall, Western Cape
  • N3 – Tugela North, Engen, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • N4 – Riverside Mall, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

These stations are capable of providing up to 340km of range in approximately 30 minutes.

80kW charging locations

Audi’s 80kW DC charging stations are now available at the following locations:

  • N1 – Ventersburg, Caltex, Free State
  • N1 – Richmond, Caltex, Northern Cape
  • N2 – The Crags, Engen, Plettenburg Bay, Western Cape
  • N3 – Tugela South, Engen, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • N4 – Alzu Petroport, Mpumalanga

These stations are capable of providing up to 185km of range in approximately 30 minutes.

22kW charging locations

Audi’s 22kW AC charging stations are now available at the following locations:

Western Cape

  • Hazendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek
  • Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Thesen Island, Knysna
  • Graham Beck Wine Estate, Robertson
  • The Marine Hotel, Hermanus
  • The Cellars Hohenort Hotel, Constantia
  • D’Hub B&B, Cape L’Agulhas

Gauteng

  • Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria
  • Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park
  • Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Country Club
  • Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park
  • Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead
  • Bryanston Country Club, Johannesburg
  • Kyalami Corner, Johannesburg
  • Virgin Active Bryanston, Johannesburg

Mpumalanga

  • 84 on Main, Dullstroom
  • Hazyview Junction Shopping Centre

Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Cornubia Mall, Mt. Edgecombe
  • Selborne Hotel & Golf Club, Pennington
  • Cedar Garden B&B, Underberg

Free State

  • Protea Hotel by Marriot, Clarens

North West

  • Village Mall, Hartbeespoort Dam

These stations are capable of providing up to 100km of range in approximately 60 minutes.

The locations can also be found on GridCars’ live charging map.

Accelerating EV adoption in South Africa

All of the above EV charging stations are now open to the public and Audi hopes these initiatives will accelerate the adoption of battery-powered autos in South Africa.

“This is a huge encouragement towards the adoption of EVs in South Africa as it’s a positive indication towards a growing public EV charging network in our country,” said Sascha Sauer, head of Audi South Africa.

“Our mission is to continually increase EV charging points across the country in order to drive South Africa’s Green e-mobility revolution forward,” said Winstone Jordaan, managing director at GridCars.

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