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MINI and Red Bull launch SA’s first solar-powered charging station

True to its commitment to being more sustainable, MINI, in partnership with the V&A Waterfront, and the City of Cape Town, pioneered the first MINI stand-alone solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station powering the first Red Bull MINI Electric in the Southern Hemisphere.

Head of MINI South Africa, Shaun Willis noted: ‘MINI and Red Bull have a long-standing relationship, forged 17 years ago in California when the first MINIs were converted into the iconic Red Bull MINI. There has always been a strong union between our brands, and this collaboration on our first solar-powered charging station is further evidence of this in South Africa.’

The launch of the first solar-powered charging station is another sign of MINI’s commitment to protecting the planet as part of its overarching Big Love brand statement.

Willis added: ‘True to MINI’s optimistic attitude to life, we are driven by the potential of creative ways to play our part to protect the planet. With the first stand-alone public solar charging unit in Cape Town, together with Red Bull, we are showing our commitment to sustainable energy solutions.’

By the early 2030s, MINI will be electric-only. A total of three new electric models, including the new MINI Cooper Electric, will be coming onto the market as part of the NEW MINI Family.

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