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Private sector makes first move to build electric vehicle infrastructure in SA

By: Irma Venter     7th September 2017 JSE-listed information and communication technology (ICT) group, Alviva Holdings, has, through its subsidiary Solareff, acquired 75% of GridCars, a Pretoria-based startup that focuses on the manufacture of electric vehicle (EV) charge points and back office charge point management systems.... 

Dutch team breaks record by completing 4 716 km in 2016 solar race

By: Irma Venter     21st October 2016 Dutch team Nuon, from the Delft University of Technology, won the 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge, with the 2012 winner, from Tokai University, in Japan, in second place, at 4 533 km. Nuon also won the 2014 distance-based event. 

Nuon makes it two in a row in solar challenge, NWU first SA team

By: Irma Venter     3rd October 2016 Dutch team Nuon, from the Delft University of Technology, won the 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge, with the 2012 winner, from Tokai University, in Japan, in second place, at 4 533 km. Nuon also won the 2014 distance-based event. 

BMW and GridCars putting a spark in the electric car industry

     6th July 2015 There are tipping points in history when different trends and forces come together, forever changing our view of the future. Two of the most notable have been the Industrial Revolution and the Digital Revolution. The third, being brought about by the convergence of IT, a world of dwindling... 

BMW and GridCars putting a spark in the electric car industry

     2nd July 2015 There are tipping points in history when different trends and forces come together, forever changing our view of the future. Two of the most notable have been the Industrial Revolution and the Digital Revolution. The third, being brought about by the convergence of IT, a world of dwindling... 

Solar Challenge: showing what's possible with sustainable technology 

By: Kim Cloete     6th October 2014 A gruelling eight-day endurance race from Pretoria to Cape Town in cars powered only by the sun has ended with a team from the Netherlands scooping first position. The Nuon student team from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands won the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014. The Anadolu... 

Dutch team clinches 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge title

By: Irma Venter     6th October 2014 Delft University’s Nuon Solar Team, from the Netherlands, on Saturday clinched the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge title. Ten solar powered cars managed to complete the race, crossing the finish line at the end of the eight-day, Pretoria to Cape Town race. 

Teams gearing up for Pretoria-to-Cape Town Solar Challenge

By: Irma Venter     15th August 2014 The biennial Sasol Solar Challenge will kick off on September 27, in Pretoria, and end in Cape Town, on October 4. Fourteen teams will take part, of which eight are local, says race project manager Annalie van Vuuren. 

Dutch champs, six SA universities gear up for 2014 solar car race 

By: Irma Venter     25th July 2014 The biennial Sasol Solar Challenge will kick off on September 27, in Pretoria, and end in Cape Town, on October 4. Fourteen teams will take part, of which eight are local, says race project manager Annalie van Vuuren. 

SA electric vehicle firm sees commercial potential for electric trike

By: Irma Venter     9th May 2014 Pretoria-based electric vehicle specialist GridCars is in the process of homologating an electric trike, which director Winstone Jordaan hopes will find many commercial uses. GridCars is a registered vehicle manufacturer. 

Pretoria company develops multi-use e-trike, targets small business sector 

By: Irma Venter     31st March 2014 Pretoria-based electric vehicle specialist GridCars is in the process of homologating an electric trike, which director Winstone Jordaan hopes will find many commercial uses. GridCars is a registered vehicle manufacturer. 

Japanese teams win solar challenge, SA university takes third 

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st October 2012 Japan-based Tokai University has won the 2012 Sasol Solar Challenge, followed closely by former Tokai driver Kenjiro Shinozuka, with his own team in second place. The three-time solar race champion Tokai University recorded a cumulative time of 71 hours and 13 minutes, and Shinozuka 89 hours and... 

Real Economy Report  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2012 A number of South African academic teams hope to gain invaluable knowledge and skills by racing seven-locally built solar-powered vehicles against more experienced international teams in the 11-day, 5 400 km Sasol Solar Challenge, which kicked off in September. Natasha Odendaal has the story.  

SA teams gaining in solar-race confidence

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st September 2012 As the teams entered the third leg of the 11-day 5 400 km Sasol Solar Challenge, it emerged that the South African teams had started gaining momentum as more cars reached the finishing point on their own steam. The two Japanese teams, Tokai University and team Kenjiro Shinozuka, held on to the... 

South African teams back on track in solar car race 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th September 2012 Many of the “teething” problems experienced on the first day of the 11-day, 5 400 km Sasol Solar Challenge seem to have been fixed, after many of the South African teams made it to the finish line on day two before the cut-off time. Many of the South African teams – the majority of them... 

Solar car race hiccup, Japan takes the lead 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th September 2012 Seven of the thirteen cars participating in the Sasol Solar Challenge experienced delays in taking off for the first leg of the 5 400 km race on Tuesday, after experiencing minor technical difficulties. Many of the South African teams – the majority of them first-time participants – could not... 

Solar car challenge gets under way on Tuesday 

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th September 2012 Sasol’s Solar Challenge South Africa was set to kick off on Tuesday after 12, mostly academic, teams completed multiple final vehicle testing processes at Zwartkop Raceway, in Pretoria, on Monday. The competition, which was held by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile every two years,... 

SA energy group lends its weight to solar car race

By: Irma Venter     1st June 2012 South Africa’s solar car race finally has a title sponsor. The JSE-listed Sasol has announced that it will be the main sponsor of the biennial race, to be held for the third time in September this year. 

Sasol backs solar car race, SA to host record attempt 

By: Irma Venter     17th May 2012 South Africa’s solar car race finally has a title sponsor. The JSE-listed Sasol announced on Thursday that it would be the main sponsor of the biennial race, to be held for the third time in September this year.  

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