Sustainable transport


GreenCape’s work in this space

As part of our wider mandate to support the growth of the green economy, we are now doing work looking at the sustainable transport sector. Our aim is to find alternative and sustainable energy solutions to conventional transport fuel. This results in efficient and low carbon transport systems.

A large portion of our efforts have focused on the emerging market of electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage. We see this market as a major contributor to a sustainable transport sector and therefore the economic growth path. Our objective is to see investments and industry activity being leveraged in the Western Cape and the rest of South Africa through this market.

Our efforts are, however, not limited to EVs. We have expanded our scope to look at opportunities in fuel cells, compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas. All the knowledge and insight in this space is developed through continuous engagement with key stakeholders in government, industry and academia.

Market Intelligence

South Africa’s automotive industry has seen increasing investments over the years making it a notable contributor to the country’s GDP and a high labour absorptive sector. The EV market intelligence report identifies automotive investment opportunities that have the potential to further enhance SA’s automotive manufacturing industry.

The report is aimed at investors and businesses who are currently active or interested SA’s nascent EV market. It’s a consolidated document that takes stock of the countries EV market. The report identifies market opportunities, drivers and barriers to said opportunities. It also gives an overview of policies and legislation in the transport space and the general green economy.

News and events


Coming up at GreenCape - October highlights

Here are a few highlights of what the GreenCape team will be up to in October. Read more

Big Mike drives the EV!

GreenCape has recently partnered with BMW South Africa to arrange a year-long paid-for lease of a BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV). Read more

Library


Resilience Case Study: Building resilience in the solar PV sector through quality assurance

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town. Read more

Resilience Case Study: Building resilience to energy insecurity: enabling SSEG

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town. Read more