MBDA to deploy electric vehicles

2019-08-28 06:03

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BANGAZI added, “Our focus and approach involve partnering with strategic stakeholders to solve future problems, the same as we did with the new generation composites materials used in the construction of the Baakens pedestrian bridge. e-Mobility offers a comprehensive ecosystem of products and services generated within Nelson Mandela Bay.

“It is about leveraging locally engineered technology and innovation,” he said.

The term ‘eMobility’ refers to alternative electric based modes of transportation designed to shift vehicle design away from the use of fossil fuels and carbon gas emissions.

As such, the MBDA has had to develop innovative ways and measures of going green, while paying special attention to future perspective.

“The MBDA as a special purpose vehicle of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has the responsibility to work with partners towards stimulating economic growth.

“We do this by collaborating with partners to champion innovative projects that support the Bay’s position as the headquarters of the automotive sector and positioning the Bay at the cutting edge of innovation,” Bangazi explained.

The national uYilo eMobility Programme was established in 2013 as an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency to enable, facilitate and mobilise electric mobility in South Africa.

Bangazi said, “The future role of e-Mobility is also the promotion of sustainable eco-tourism for locals and visitors by connecting sites of natural and cultural value using electric vehicles. The vehicles of the future target zero carbon emissions and a reduction in pollution. In future, e-Mobility will become the norm just as e-mail has surpassed postage.”

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