About GridCars

Established in 2009, GridCars has achieved their primary objective of becoming a leading services company in the Electric Vehicle industry in South Africa. Our formation was guided and supported by the Eskom EV Program and groups like The Innovation HUB, SANEDI, Blue IQ and the Advanced Energy Foundation. On the 1st of January 2012, GridCars took up their first workshop space at the CSIR in Pretoria (building 24), and in June 2013 received MIB Status (Manufacturer, Importer and Builder). This allow the company to register as a MIB (Automotive Manufacturer, Importer and Builder) and homologate vehicles.

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Almost 10 years later, GridCars have established themselves as an independent authority on Electric Vehicle Charging Service Equipment (EVSE) and Charging Station Infrastructure and Management System.

GridCars play a leading role in building the EV and eMobility industry in South Africa through engagement with vehicle manufacturers and various other stakeholders, as well as being a founding member of the Electric Vehicle Industry Association.

In September 2017 GridCars became part of JSE listed company Alviva Holdings Ltd, when it’s subsidary, Solareff (Pty) Ltd, acquired a 75% stake in GridCars. The Solareff investment provides a significant boost to the GridCars balance sheet – providing GridCars with the critical mass to scale up quickly and move far beyond what was possible as a small start-up enterprise.

“Our clients often request that the charge stations are solar powered so we want to be working with people who really understand the technology” says GridCars founder and director Winstone Jordaan, “the industry is seeing a merger of ICT, transport and energy – GridCars understand these three sectors and how they need to come together so that we can take it forward in the right way.”

There are currently over 100 EV charge points already installed across South Africa, and GridCars aims to dramatically increase this number in the near future in order to drive South Africa’s Green eMobility revolution.

Our Services include:

  • Objective expert advice to OEM’s and EV industry players, on AC and DC systems and software services.
  • Installations at Retail, Commercial, Residential, Public and Government buildings and property owner and managers, fleet and facilities managers, corporates and direct EV consumers.
  • Development of business models for investment.
  • Charge station management, billing, reporting and maintenance.
  • Experts on requirements for standard grid, smart grid and/or PV solar implementation with Solar Carport Structures.