Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport for the City of Cape Town, will be officially launching the new EWIZZ electric vehicle charge points at 3:30pm on the 22nd of May 2016 at Dario’s Cafe in Hout Bay, Cape Town. At the event the latest electric vehicles from EWIZZ, BMW and Nissan will be available to view and test drive as well as talks on electric vehicles and energy efficiency.
“These are the first public EWIZZ charge points in Hout Bay and a milestone in the transition of Cape Town to supporting clean transport technology” said Andy Le May, CEO and Founder of EWIZZ electric vehicles.
EWIZZ is putting cost effective and sustainable two wheeled electric vehicles in the hands of South Africans to reduce transport costs, travel time, emissions and road congestion.
The new EWIZZ electric vehicle charge points allow EWIZZ electric scooter & electric motorcycle customers the ability to top-up their vehicles battery for free while visiting Dario’s Cafe, increasing the usability of their electric vehicle by extending the range.
Now customers from around Cape Town can visit Dario’s and top up for free while they eat.
“For me makes great sense. It’s the same idea as the free WiFi we offer to attract customers, but this also allows us to do our bit for the planet and sustainability. I’m really keen to get an EWIZZ electric scooter for our team.” said Dario Mustarelli, owner of Darios Cafe.
EWIZZ Research and Development is developing cost effective charging infrastructure systems and vehicle systems to reduce the cost of electric vehicle build, support, ownership and deployment.
Vehicles on show and to test drive
Andy Le May from EWIZZ will be demonstrating some of the EWIZZ electric scooter range and current EWIZZ customers will be dropping in fro a charge on their bikes!
Christof Hanekom from Nissan-Group 1 Stellenbosch will be showing off the amazing all-electric Nissan Leaf. The latest 2016 models have a bigger battery giving longer range.
Amiene van de Merwe from the Green Taxi and green transport service provider GreenCab will be there, offering the opportunity to test-drive the future of sustainable urban mobility.
Grant Healy from Melex electrovehicles will be showing the latest road-legal electric & hybrid golf carts.
Bronwen Lankers-Byrne will be giving a short presentation on Thrive and their “Energy pillar” of community engagement.
There will be the official opening by Councillor Brett Herron, a short presentations on “Charging and electric vehicles” by Andy Le May and a presentation on “Energy efficiency” by Bronwen Lankers-Byrne from Thrive, a Hout bay community engagement organisation.
The agenda for Sunday the 22nd is as follows :
- 1:00pm – Vehicle teams available for test drives and questions
- 3:30pm – 10 minute talk by Councillor Brett Herron
- 3:40pm – 10 minute talk on charging & electric vehicles by Andy Le May, EWIZZ
- 3:50pm – 10 minute talk on “Energy efficiency in Hout bay”, Bronwen Lankers-Byrne, Thrive
- 4:00pm – Official opening, drinks and snacks and informal discussions
- 5:00pm – Close
Andy Le May, EWIZZ electric vehicles
Andy’s talk will cover some of the exciting developments in the electric vehicle industry. A sneak preview.
The speed at which the world is moving to clean transport is rapidly increasing and the consumer demand is proving strong. Anyone who thinks otherwise should look at the Tesla Model 3 pre-orders. 325,000 customers paid a $1000 deposit for a car that will not be produced for over a year. The major manufacturers have invested and are continuing to invest heavily in electric vehicle technology, especially the batteries. Already cars like the Tesla model S P90D are able to achieve 0-100 in 2.8 seconds and have 400+ km range. Electric vehicles are just better and getting even better, it’s “Vehicle 2.0” time and when you experience an electric vehicle you understand why.
Bronwen Lankers-Byrne, Thrive
Bronwen’s talk offers simple actions you can take home to save money and electricity. “Saving energy, and using energy more efficiently, is an important way we can each drive a sustainable future and save money” said Bronwen. Thrive is an amazing organisation that engages schools and communities in positive and sustainable social change. Please support their fantastic work. www.thrive.org.za
Register / RSVP
The event is open to everyone with an interest in electric vehicles! Snacks and drinks will be available after the opening so please Register / RSVP.