BMW chooses South Africa to launch solar carport rollout

The solar carports are to be rolled out locally from July 2016.

The BMW i solar carport supplies an average of 3.6kW of solar power to the BMW i Wallbox which is used to show a live readout of how much power is being generated by the sun and to charge electric and plug-in hybrid BMW vehicle models, said the company, 20th May 2016.

Solar carport for public charging will be installed in major city centres such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Customers and fleet companies will also be able to order the solar carport for home and office charging, BMW said.

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