Media gets sneak peek of SA’s electric car

Posted by Laura Grant on September 14, 2008
Posted in Transport

Journalists got to see South Africa’s first electric car, known as the Joule, this week. The car’s lithium-ion batteries can be charged using a 220-volt outlet and it has regenerative braking, said Edwin Naidu in a report on IOL. He described the car as “a compact six-seater that looks like an uncluttered mix of a Renault Scenic and a Citroen Picasso”. The Joule was developed by Cape Town company Optimal Energy and designed by Keith Helfet, who has also designed cars for Jaguars. Naidu says the care should be available from the end of 2010 and is expected to cost about R200,000. But it looks like we’ll have to wait until the Paris Motor show next month to see the Joule. Full story on IOL


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