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Charging infrastructure,batteries choke e-mobility take off in Kenya

Low-quality batteries and lack of swap stations are some of the top challenges facing the adoption of electric motorcycles in Kenya and other sub-Saharan Africa, a new report shows. The Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities (PREO), a catalytic grant provider to early-stage productive use-energy projects and businesses, says the high-quality storage technology is not accessible to early-stage African startups, making it hard to phase out fuel engine motorcycles. “Access to durable electric motorcycles, reliable charging infrastructure and high-quality batteries remain the three biggest barriers faced by electric motorcycle startups across Africa today,” the report stated. “To compete with internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts, electric motorcycles must deliver reliable range and performance. But high-quality batteries from overseas suppliers are largely only available to large global buyers, who prioritise volume buyers, creating an obvious barrier among startups in sub-Saharan Africa.”

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  • George Kariuki

    57 w

    It is important for GOK to address the challenges facing the adoption of electric mobility and promote sustainable and equitable transportation solutions that benefit both people and the environment.

    • Manfred Tambo

      57 w

      Thats cool

      • We Don't Have Time

        57 w

        Dear Kevin Thank you for getting your climate warning to level 2! We have reached out to Government of Kenya and asked for a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

        • Gorffly mokua

          57 w

          Kenya government is not doing much as it promised, it is disappointing!

          • Joseph Githinji

            57 w

            This is a disappointment, the government must look upon this issue and take the necessary changes required. We cannot talk about climate change without a commitment to transitioning to electric vehicles and clean energy.

            • Tabitha Kimani

              57 w

              Very unfortunate

              • Munene Mugambi

                57 w

                Why do we always go substandard? Sigh

                • Tabitha Kimani

                  57 w

                  @munene_mugambi Its a really big problem. Cheap is expensive.

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