Electrified fleets within logistics is quietly moving along and, in parts of the Western Cape, is being tested as public transport.

More than a year ago, Cape Town’s oldest bus company, the Golden Arrow Bus Service (GABS), introduced two electric busses with more than 300km of range to its fleet, a first for SA. In addition to investing in rooftop solar in 2017 and subsequently exporting electricity to the city, it plans to introduce 60 locally built electric busses in 2024.

And not too far away in Stellenbosch, GoMetro has been appointed project lead for testing electric minibus taxis.

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