- Kenya’s state owned energy utility, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), has installed an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the country’s capital, Nairobi.
- The charging station has the capacity to service power to buses cars and motorbikes.
KenGen engineer Catherine Nyambala said the charging station will be used to test the station and provide data that will help enhance legislative laws for e-mobility in the country
Kenyan startup BasiGo recently unveiled a 25-seat electric powered bus developed by the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer BYD Automotive. The E-Bus has a range of 250 kilometers with a charging period of less than four hours.
To encourage the adoption of EVs, Kenya has taken measures such as reducing excise duty on these cars from 20% to 10%.
“E-mobility is the fastest way for Kenya to make its energy transition like many other countries. It is also a key element in reducing pollution by promoting the use of vehicles that will reduce reliance on diesel and petrol,” says Rebecca Miano, KenGen’s managing director.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal