Wed. May 29th, 2024

Kenya Power announced a three-year $1.9 million investment plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.

The plan includes the procurement of EVs and e-motorcycles, as well as the installation of fast EV charging stations at company premises and public locations nationwide.

Joseph Siror, Managing Director of Kenya Power, said, “The future of transport is electric and as a company, we are very excited to be leading the conversation around e-mobility. “

Having launched a two-way charging unit in April this year, the company plans to install nine EV chargers by July 2024, with an additional ten units to be added annually between 2025 and 2026. Kenya Power will acquire nine EVs and 25 e-motorcycles by December 2024, having already purchased two heavy-duty vehicles.

“Alongside our need to charge our electric vehicles, we intend to use our EV charging stations to collect data that will inform the next steps of our support to the growing e-mobility industry,” added Siror.

Kenya Power piloted EV use since 2016, in partnership with entities such as the United Nations Environment Programme.

By Joy

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