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08 November 2018

PSC Solar to implement EV chargers in Africa

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
PSC Solar, the research and development subsidiary of PSC Industries, will deploy electric vehicle (EV) chargers across four African nations, according to media reports.

Chargers will be installed in Nigeria, Ghana, Niger and Benin in preparation for the arrival of EVs.

Patrick Owelle, CEO of the PSC Solar, says governments all over the world are starting to ban diesel and petrol engines due to climate change and pollution and that Africa must also take a position on the issue.

He says PSC’s chargers can fully recharge EVs in around five to ten minutes.

“Plans are underway to partner with large multinationals and indigenous oil firms to add these EV chargers to existing petrol stations all across the country,” Owelle concludes.

There is a growing market for EV chargers in Africa, with companies such as EkoRent – which is bringing electric mobility services to Nairobi, Kenya – getting involved.

The Finnish mobility firm, operating as EkoRent Africa, has pledged to increase the number of its Nopia Ride EVs operating in the area to several hundred by the end of the year.

These vehicles can be charged at Nopia bays located in the city. Riders can book a trip and receive price estimates for each journey via the EkoRent app.

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