Game viewer demonstration


Project partners: SANEDI, Shamwari Game Reserve, Tracker

Description: The Game Viewer vehicle is an existing conventional diesel platform converted to electric drive that is equipped with an AC-150 drive system and lithium-ion battery pack. The on-board charger reduces infrastructure installation requirements and costs by allowing safe charging from existing 220V outlets. The vehicle is charged from a full off-grid solar charging station with battery storage to provide clean green energy for charging at any time of the day or night.

Deliverables: This project is to demonstrate the use of an electric vehicle as part of safari mobility operations. An electric vehicle platform provided by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is hosted by Shamwari Game Reserve for use within their Conservation Experience Programme. The intent of this project is to create awareness, test performance of EVs in different roles and determine the feasibly of e-Mobility for the safari industry.

Objectives include:

  • Generate data to create business case for further deployment of electric vehicles;
  • Confirm feasibility of off-grid mobility for safari industries;
  • Identify areas of improvement;
  • Create an awareness of e-Mobility;