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Mini unveils pilot EV solar-charging site in Cape Town

31st March 2023

By: Irma Venter

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Mini South Africa (SA) has teamed up with Red Bull energy drinks to launch its first Mini-branded solar-powered electric-vehicle (EV) charging station in the country.

The charging station is at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, and partners Mini with the V&A Waterfront, the City of Cape Town and Red Bull South Africa.

The goal is to roll out more of these charging stations where appropriate.

In pursuit of its sustainability goals, Mini announced in 2021 that it would be an electric-only marque by the early 2030s. 

A total of three new electric models, including the new Mini Cooper Electric, will be coming onto the market as part of the new Mini family.

“Mini and Red Bull have a long-standing relationship, forged 17 years ago in California when the first Minis were converted into the iconic Red Bull Mini,” says Mini SA head Shaun Willis.

Mini regards the launch of the first solar-powered charging station as a token of its  pledge to protect the planet as part of its overarching ‘Big Love’ brand statement.

“True to Mini’s optimistic attitude to life, we are driven by the potential of creative ways to play our part to protect the planet,” says Willis.

“With the first standalone public solar charging unit in Cape Town, together with Red Bull, we are showing our commitment to sustainable energy solutions.”

 

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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