KenGen installs electric vehicle charging station in Nairobi, launches 83MW plant

KENYA – Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has installed an electric vehicle charging station in Nairobi as the State agency joins other actors steering the push for e-mobility. Catherine Nyambala, an engineer at KenGen, said the power producer will in the coming days ship in electric cars to test the station and help with data that is key to boosting…

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Electric vehicle manufacture Opibus rebrands to ROAM

KENYA – Opibus, a Swedish-Kenyan technology company that develops, designs and manufactures electric vehicles with a bid to lead the transition to sustainable transport, has rebranded to ROAM. The purpose of the change is to better represent the values the company stands for. ROAM means to travel over a wide area, signifying the company’s exploration of Africa. The new name…

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Electric vehicle startup BasiGo launches its first electric buses in Nairobi

KENYA – BasiGo, an electric vehicle startup, flagged off its first electric buses for passenger use in Nairobi. The startup is partnering with Citi Hoppa and East Shuttle in Nairobi for its pilot phase. Citi Hoppa will be deploying the BasiGo electric bus on routes between the city centre and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.  East Shuttle plans to deploy their…

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Electric vehicle technology company BasiGo secures US$4.3m to commercialize its business

KENYA – BasiGo, an electric vehicle technology and financing company bringing electric bus services to sub-Saharan Africa, has announced a US$4.3 million Seed funding round to help commercialise its electric bus business model and launch local assembly of electric buses in Kenya. The round was led by Novastar Ventures with participation from several Silicon Valley investors including: Moxxie Ventures, Nimble…

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Infinity to invest US$19m in launching 300 electric vehicle charging stations by 2023

EGYPT – Infinity, a leading renewables energy solutions provider, has announced its aim to launch over 300 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by 2023 in Egypt and planned to invest around EGP300 million (US$19 million) to reach this milestone. The company already has an existing network of over 40 charging stations with more than 150 charging points. Since 2018, Infinity…

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