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Kenneth Guantai

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Self-charging electric hand carts run on batteries that are powered by the excess energy produced by their own wheels.


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Late last year We Don't Have Time-Kenya Chapter got opportunity to share a round table meeting with Kenneth Guantai Founder & CEO , AUTO-TRUCK E.A LTD, he shared with us how his idea turned out to be a inspiring startup company that's helping many young youths here Kenya and soon expand its wings across Africa.
His e-mobility firm is capturing energy from moving axles as the hand cart is pushed along, kinetic energy is amplified through a series of gears and then converted into electric energy to be stored in a battery pack. A second battery pack actually powers the hand cart, and when depleted, is swapped out with the pack that has been charging at the same time. The depleted battery pack is then charged by movement, starting the cycle all over.
Hand carts are a typical feature of informal Kenyan commerce, with thousands of vendors using them as shops and transport between major markets and supply points. Hospitals use hand carts to move medicine and food, and airports run diesel-powered carts to transport luggage between planes and luggage holds.
Guantai believes that the regenerative motion recharging system, which can power a cart for hours, will have a major impact on the productivity of vendors and workers, taking a large portion of physical exertion out of their tasks.







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Kenneth Guantai

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I am pleased to be part of the climate dialogue as we tackle the biting effects of Climate change through transitions to eMobility and to eradicate carbon emissions to the Environment. We will do it for the sake of future generations!

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  • Chris Ndungu

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    Great step taken. This will save many generation if not taken for granted.

    • Kenneth Guantai

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      I am pleased to be part of the climate dialogue as we tackle the biting effects of Climate change through transitions to eMobility and to eradicate carbon emissions to the Environment. We will do it for the sake of future generations!

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      • Kevin

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        @kenneth_guantai We applaud you for the amazing job you and your team have done. kudos

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        • Anne Svare

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          @kenneth_guantai Yes, true 💚

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          • Patrick Kiash

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            @kenneth_guantai You are inspirational. Let's keep up with solutions that will be beneficial to current and future generations. We can do it.

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          • We Don't Have Time

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            • Kevin

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              Proud of the milestones Guantai's start up has hit

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              • Rotich Kim

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                This is encouraging we need more companies to emulate this

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                • Princess

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                  Such a brilliant innovation.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                    Its an amazing innovation and it should be embraced 💚

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                    • Joseph Githinji

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                      Hats off Kenneth Guantai! This is a great invention that is going to shape the transport sector in a great way. Making work easier while using clean energy sounds amazing. Hope our airports will ban diesel-powered carts and adopt this self-charging electric hand carts.

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                      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                        What an innovative and inspiring initiative by AUTO-TRUCK E.A LTD in developing self-charging electric hand carts! The use of regenerative motion to capture and convert kinetic energy into electric power is a brilliant solution, especially in a country like Kenya where hand carts are integral to everyday commerce. The idea of swapping out battery packs, with one charging while the other powers the cart, is not only efficient but also has the potential to revolutionize the productivity of vendors and workers. This e-mobility firm's focus on reducing physical exertion for vendors aligns perfectly with the broader goals of sustainability and climate action. As hand carts are a common sight in Kenya's informal commerce, the positive impact of this technology could extend beyond just individual vendors to benefit entire communities. It's heartening to see such grassroots innovations that not only address environmental concerns but also contribute to local economic development. I hope initiatives like these gain widespread recognition and support, serving as a model for sustainable solutions across Africa and beyond

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                        • walter lungayi

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                          That's a great example of sustainable technology!

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                          • Gorffly mokua

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                            This is a great example of how the power of entrepreneurship & innovation can make a significant difference in people's lives. It's important to continue to support & encourage such initiatives that promote sustainable transportation and job creation in our country.

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                            • Tabitha Kimani

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                              @gorffly_mokua Sure! Support is really required for these great initiatives towards solving the climate crisis.

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