The Process Energy and Environmental Technology Station (UJ PEETS) and the Joint Research Centre for Smart Mobility and Climate Change at the University of Johannesburg invite you to a seminar on e-Mobility. Motivated by the need to decarbonise the world economy by 2050, sales of electric vehicles are growing rapidly and South Africa is pivoting to become a manufacturing hub for new energy vehicles. There remain many technical, infrastructural, regulatory, financial and environmental challenges to the adoption of electric vehicles in South Africa, however.

This seminar highlights recent e-Mobility initiatives and innovations. The keynote speaker and a number of UJ researchers will present ongoing research. We invite you to share in the discussions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hiten Parmar – uYilo e-Mobility Programme
WHEN: Monday 24 July 2023, 11:00–13:00
WHERE: University of Johannesburg Library Nadine Gordimer Auditorium, Level 5, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus.
RSVP before or on Wednesday 19 July 2023. Register here



11:00 WELCOME Prof Kristy Langerman Joint Research Centre: Smart Mobility and Climate Change
11:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The uYilo e-Mobility Programme Hiten Parmar uYilo e-Mobility Programme
11:40 Building resilience into smart mobility for emerging cities Prof Rose Luke and Dr Joash Mageto Transport and Supply Chain Management
11:50 Micromobility: Electric bicycles as a transportation option in low and middle-income countries Prof Suvendi Rimer and Dr Omowunmi Longe, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science
12:00 E-tricycle for last-mile logistics in waste management Olawale Kukoyi UJ PEETS
12:10 Smart mobility for Metrobus and Leeto La Polokwane Hlologelo Kekana UJ PEETS
12:20 Appropriate Transport Design within Industrial Design Teaching and Learning Martin Bolt Industrial Design

All events taking place in this venue may be photographed and video recorded for marketing, social media and media purposes. By attending this event, you grant the University of Johannesburg permission to use and publish any recorded material.


July 24, 2023

Disclaimer: The University of Johannesburg encourages academic debate and discussion that are conducted in a manner that upholds respectful interaction, safety of all involved, and freedom of association as enshrined in the law, the Constitution, and within the boundaries of the University policies. The views expressed during events are expressed in a personal capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Johannesburg.

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