- January 20, 2023
- Posted by: Cheryl
- Category: Transport
John Maytham speaks to Golden Arrow engineer Gideon Neethling to answer questions about electric buses in Cape Town.
When will electric busses hit the Cape Town roads?
According to Neethling two electric buses have been tested since April 2022 and they have received good results from those tested buses.
85,000km testing done and with really good results.
There are two buses in operational and carrying passengers.
He adds that they are going to save between 60% and 70% of energy that is required to move the vehicles.
Neethling says that because the capital cost to import a vehicle has become unaffordable in South Africa, the buses will then need to be built locally which will then become an opportunity to create an industry in South Africa.
We are busy talking to people about building buses in SA, by the end of 2024 our prediction is that we will have a number of electric buses on the road in Cape Town.
Gideon Neethling – Company Engineer, Golden Arrow bus Service
Source: Cape Talk 567AM