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Kenya power to invest Kes 258 million to boost EV uptake

Kenya Power and Lighting Company will invest Sh258 million over the next three years to promote electric vehicle (EV) uptake across the country. Speaking during the launch of an EV charging station located at Stima Plaza, the firm’s managing director and CEO, Joseph Siror, stated that the new investment will cover the cost of setting up more charging stations at various locations. It will also facilitate the purchase of electric vehicles and motorbikes to aid company operations as it gears efforts toward enhancing the adoption of e-mobility. “Kenya Power will invest up to Sh.258 million in the next three years to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in the country,” Siror said. “The investment includes the cost of setting up more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and purchase of electric vehicles and motorcycles.” The newly set-up EV charging station, worth Sh6.5 million, comprises two chargers well equipped with a 50-kilowatt DC with the ability to charge an EV within 1.5 hours and a 22-kilowatt AC with the ability to charge up to three electronic vehicles simultaneously. The standardized EV charging station is set to benefit all types of electronic vehicles and will be available for public use free of charge. Kenya Power also targets to roll out nine other charging stations at various company offices across the country, including Donholm, Roysambu, Electricity House Nairobi, and Ragati, by the end of June 2024. It will also expand the EV charging stations to Eldoret, Nakuru, Mombasa, Mtito Andei, and Kisumu.

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  • Grace Njeri

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    This is a promising strategic move towards sustainability and future-proofing businesses.

    • George Kariuki

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      This is a game-changer for Kenya! Investing in EV infrastructure is a fantastic step towards reducing emissions and promoting clean transportation.

      • Edwin wangombe

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        impressive steps that Kenya Power is taking... electrification of the transport sector will boost the efforts of reducing pollution caused by combustion engine cars

        • walter lungayi

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          Kenya Power's investment in boosting electric vehicle uptake is a positive step towards promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation options. This initiative has the potential to contribute to a cleaner and more energy-efficient mobility landscape in Kenya.

          • winnie nguru

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            This is impressive! So good to see the uptake of EV in our country

            • Jane Wangui

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              These are the kind of investment that we all should be encouraging so as to move to green energy and reduce pollution in our countries.

              • We Don't Have Time

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                Dear Kevin Your climate love has received over 50 agrees! We have reached out to Kenya Power by email and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! To reach more people and increase the chance of a response, click the Share button above to share the review on your social accounts. For every new member that joins We Don't Have Time from your network, we will plant a tree and attribute it to you! /Adam, We Don't Have Time

                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  5 w

                  This is the kind of investment we need to encourage a faster transition of EVs

                  • Annett Michuki..

                    5 w

                    excellent embracing EV is a significant move towards environmental stability by Kenya power

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