Stellenbosch Municipality piloted a new project and its success means great things for 2019. The electric mini-cabs will soon alleviate the town’s congestion
Mellowcabs are a locally produced electric mini-cab company that produces cabs that are small enough to combat congestion as well as offer eco-friendly alternatives to transportation.
The mini-cabs emit zero carbon emissions making them better than any other cab service or public transport system. The Stellenbosch Municipality recently ran a pilot project, setting up a few cab points at key parts within the town and it was a great success.
“As part of Transport Month, the Stellenbosch Municipality is partnering with a local company, Mellowcabs, for a trial park-and-ride project in the Stellenbosch CBD.
The cabs are 100% electric, making them eco-friendly and affordable solutions to alleviating congestion on our roads. Residents, students and tourists were able to catch a quick ride from strategic spots around town this week. The pilot project is proving to be a success and the plan is to have these nifty cabs on our roads permanently early next year.”
The success of the pilot project means that the cabs will be introduced to the town early next year.
The Mellowcabs are electric but also have solar power on the roof which provides 35% of the cabs power. The cab has onboard charging ports for users which is always a perk when out an about with modern phones that never seem to stay fully charged. They have a daily range of about 110kms, meaning you can really go places in one.
The bright yellow body of the cabs are made from recycled PET composites, yay environment, and the greatest part of all? They are produced locally, meaning that job creation takes place and repairs are easily accessible.
The cabs are called by the use of an app or on their website. We look forward to seeing this partnership in action and spreading across South Africa.
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