We participate, share information and learn from projects globally, events and workshops, as well as with international and local support apply this knowledge and implement projects locally.
SANEDI participates in the International Energy Agency’s Implementing Agreement on “Hybrid and Electric Vehicles”, as well as the Clean Energy Ministerial’s “Electric Vehicle Initiative” on a regular basis. We also support the European Commission, COP and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
SANEDI and UNIDO are collaborating on a Low Carbon Transport Project in South Africa. Together with the dti, we work on the alignment of policies that inform the introduction of alternative modes and alternative energy for transporation. With the City of Johannesburg and eThekwini Municipality, we support the development of non-motorized transport (NMT) plans and installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. We also support other cities to plan their green transport initiatives and developments.
SANEDI provides support to National Govenrment Departments regarding research and policy development. With the Department of Transport, we are involved in the NMT and Green Transport strategy documents. Other work we were involved in on a national level are: the IPAP with the dti and a study regarding the use of compressed biogas from waste as a fuel for vehicles with the Department of Environmental Affairs. The latter proved that the use of biogas for displacing petrol has an added value three times higher than using biogas for electricity generation.
As a follow-up to the South African Cities Network’s Green Transport Project, SANEDI, in partnership with UNIDO, installed two PV-solar charging stations in support of the 30 electric vehicles used in Tshwane. The charge station at the Mayoral Chambers in Centurion was unveiled during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Transport Month celebration by the MEC of Gauteng Transport.
Together with National Government and industry stakeholders, SANEDI and uYilo Electro-Mobility Technology Innovation Programme (a TIA initiative) have been instumental in establishing EVIA – the Electric Vehicle Industry Association. This is a platform for information sharing, communication, standardisation and collaboration on promoting the use of electric vehicles in South Africa. The establishment of EVIA is commemorated on 1 November 2016.