Founded in 2011, Freedom Won is a South African startup company venturing in provision of clean energy and electric vehicle solutions.
Better known for its advances in electric vehicle technology, the South African company seems to be inspired by the giant US company Tesla. Freedom Won’s first innovation was a prototype electric vehicle in 2011- a Jeep Grand Cherokee, also known as Freedom1. The startup has since built more electric vehicles, mostly for wildlife tourism lodges and game drives in the parks across Southern Africa. The technology used by Freedom Won can be installed into most existing car models, at various levels of sophistication, power, and range, depending on requirements and budgets. The company has created a wall-mounted system, the FreedomCOR, which is similar to the Tesla Powerwall system. In fact, it is a direct competitor of the Powerwall, and it uses lithium-ion batteries to store renewable energy. The battery uses lithium-ion cells that can help households and businesses go off-the-grid by using solar power, or as a backup in case of power outages.
According to a statement on their official website, Freedom Won has Africa’s unique power challenges covered with their leading range of superior Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) energy storage solutions.
“Our solutions are fast becoming the preferred choice as the huge advantages of using this proven technology become more widely known through our marketing efforts,” reads the statement.