In this world exclusive we drive South Africa’s first electric car, the Joule. Here seen in prototype form, editor Hannes Oosthuizen discusses the highlights of the car and the biggest hurdle ahead for the company, Optimal Energy, based in Cape Town. Read the full article in the April issue of CAR.
The development of South Africa’s first all-electric vehicle is well advanced, but not without problems. CAR was recently granted an exclusive opportunity to visit Optimal Energy to chat about the Joule and also had the chance to get behind the wheel for a world-first drive. Currently in prototype form, the Joule is surprisingly fun to drive, practical and very promising.View a behind-the-scenes gallery of our visit.