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2018-07-11 14:00

Robin Classen

Image: Stutterstock

Electric vehicles are becoming the norm on roads both locally and abroad. Take a look at these 5 ways to charge your car for free abroad.

In the United States and even in Europe many electric owners use wind turbine setups for the home, free chargers at supermarkets and some manufacturers are now building solar panels into their vehicles. 

Here in South Africa BMW owners receive a free smart charging card when they purchase an i3 or i8. All BMW dealerships have charging stations, and so does Nissan for their Leaf.

There are also several 'public' charging stations too such as the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town or outside Melrose Arch in Sandton, BMW owners can swipe their cards at these. Nissan SA says: "Charging at Nissan dealerships are for free. Public charging and cost associated to it, is up to the shopping centre or office block."

Lighter on the pocket

Instead of forking out cash to get your EV charged and running on the road, there are a few nifty ways to use the environment to your advantage and save you cash at the same time like electric vehicle owners do overseas.

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With more and more EV's being produced, these tips can come in handy.

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