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    Source MSN News:

    "Given that South Africa has almost 300,000 minibus taxis, we are also exploring electric minibus taxis with solar-powered taxi ranks, which could eventually even help with grid stability. "

    Use the roofing space and the quiet times between folk travelling to and from work to re-charge the vehicles using sun power directly from solar panels.
    Charge the taxi since there is a huge fuel saving there. (No too much so that the taxi owner /driver also benefits)!

    Comments welcome - positive or negative.
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    I think if they do their homework it's a very good idea.

    Battery size, distance of a rush hour roundtrip, power / time to recharge, PV panels required etc..

    Of course this means no pv panel in SA will be safe from theft ever again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post
    I think if they do their homework it's a very good idea.

    Battery size, distance of a rush hour roundtrip, power / time to recharge, PV panels required etc..

    Of course this means no pv panel in SA will be safe from theft ever again!
    My comment as usual and with a great depth of feeily is: EISH,
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    Theory and practice........Never the twain shall meet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post
    I think if they do their homework it's a very good idea.

    Battery size, distance of a rush hour roundtrip, power / time to recharge, PV panels required etc..

    Of course this means no pv panel in SA will be safe from theft ever again!
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    Funding, maintenance and theft of equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    Funding, maintenance and theft of equipment.
    will never work as per above. Forget this idea. Nothing is sacred or safe In RSA.
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    Just another “project” for money to disappear
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    London would have had it running already if it would work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    London would have had it running already if it would work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    London would have had it running already if it would work

    There is sun in London?

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    No reason why solar won't work in London!
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    First successfully bring Tesla to SA and successfully put up a network of solar powered Tesla super chargers in major centers and main routes across the country. Then and only then they can maybe consider something like this.

    P.S. Tesla have a long awaited battery event upcoming in September where they will most probably announce their 1 million mile battery, so the technology is there.
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    If Tesla come to SA and want to be successfully then they must run and administrate the project by them self and not by South Africans. An good example is the handling of VSB bank, Covid 19 and all the rest of big projects in this country.

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    Tesla have solar powered roof tiles!!

    https://www.iol.co.za/technology/thi...ities-36872690

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    Taxis park in the shade, dont they.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    First successfully bring Tesla to SA and successfully put up a network of solar powered Tesla super chargers in major centers and main routes across the country. Then and only then they can maybe consider something like this.

    P.S. Tesla have a long awaited battery event upcoming in September where they will most probably announce their 1 million mile battery, so the technology is there.
    Considering how Elon got "screwed" when he left our shores I suspect hell will have to freeze over before he does anything here that could benefit the thieves...
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    This opens up a whole new avenue for battery theft.
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