Sustainable transport

GreenCape’s work in this space

As part of our wider mandate to support the growth of the green economy, we are now doing work looking at the sustainable transport sector. We aim to find alternative and sustainable energy solutions to conventional transport fuel. This results in efficient and low carbon transport systems.

A large portion of our efforts has focused on the emerging market of electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage. We see this market as a major contributor to a sustainable transport sector and therefore the economic growth path. Our objective is to see investments and industry activity being leveraged in the Western Cape and the rest of South Africa through this market.

Our efforts are, however, not limited to EVs. We have expanded our scope to look at opportunities in fuel cells, compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas. All the knowledge and insight in this space is developed through continuous engagement with key stakeholders in government, industry and academia.

Market Intelligence

South Africa’s automotive industry has seen increasing investments over the years making it a notable contributor to the country’s GDP and a high labour absorptive sector. The EV market intelligence report identifies automotive investment opportunities that have the potential to further enhance SA’s automotive manufacturing industry.

The report is aimed at investors and businesses who are currently active or interested in SA’s nascent EV market. It’s a consolidated document that takes stock of the countries EV market. The report identifies market opportunities, drivers and barriers to said opportunities. It also gives an overview of policies and legislation in the transport space and the general green economy.

News and events

Green Economy Innovations for Service Delivery Conference – All presentations now available online

In partnership with the City of Cape Town’s Department of Enterprise and Investment, GreenCape hosted a two-day Green Economy Innovation for Service Delivery Conference on the interactive Enlit Africa digital… Read more

News release: Green Economy Innovations for Service Delivery Conference

The Green Economy Innovations for Service Delivery Conference is an interactive 2-day virtual conference hosted by GreenCape in partnership with City of Cape Town's Department of Enterprise Development and Investment… Read more


Industry Brief: Financing Rooftop Solar PV

GreenCape has published a new industry brief titled "Financing Rooftop Small Scale Embedded Generation: Unlocking the energy potential for your business through innovative green finance". Read more

Case Study: The case for EV's in the security industry

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, has published a new enterprise and investment case study looking at the resilience-based rationale and outcomes of District Watch Group’s new battery-powered electric… Read more