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Watch| University Of Johannesburg (UJ) Expands Its Fleet With Two Electric Buses

"As part of our drive to reduce our carbon footprint at UJ, we’ve always had a strong focus on sustainability issues. After implementing large numbers of solar panels, one of the next questions was how can we further make UJ sustainable?

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The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has unveiled two electric buses that will join the university’s existing fleet.

The university said in a statement released on Wednesday that the buses have already begun ferrying students between campuses.

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Professor Andre Nel, the university’s special projects advisor, says the buses are part of the university’s ongoing efforts to go green.

“As part of our drive to reduce our carbon footprint at UJ, we’ve always had a strong focus on sustainability issues. After implementing large numbers of solar panels, one of the next questions was how can we further make UJ sustainable?

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“After some research, the obvious answer was how we were going to cut our carbon emissions in one area, and that area was transport. Transport makes up about four-and-a-half per cent of UJ’s footprint and reducing that in any way is something we desired.”

Professor Lethlokwa Mpedi, Vice-Chancellor and Principal Designate, says the buses are an example of 4IR in action.

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“They are part of a legacy that we want to leave for future generations. As a testament to our position as a leader, we are the first university to make use of EV buses for commercial purposes.”

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Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SA
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Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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