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African adventure for electric car

A daring Frenchman has set out on an unassisted 5 000km journey across Africa in an electric car, relying on help from local people to get him to Johannesburg. The trip aims to promote the use of green energy for transport.
• South African market hungry for the Joule

The Joule: Africa's first all-electric car

The Joule: Africa’s first all-electric car

South Africa's first locally developed electric car made its debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The Joule, a six-seater multi-purpose vehicle designed by Cape Town-based Optimal Energy in association with South African-born automotive designer Keith Helfet, will be available by 2010 - first for the local market, and then for export.


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