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Basi-Go a Kenyan EV start up has secured $3million in funding to scale up EV operations

Kenya-based Electric Vehicle (EV) start-up BasiGo has announced that it has received a $3 million (Ksh.397 million) investment from Toyota’s parent company CFAO. BasiGo was founded in 2021 by Jit Bhattacharya (CEO) and Jonathan Green (CFO) and provides electric buses for public transport use in Kenya and Rwanda under a pay-as-you-drive model. The company entered the local public transport scene with the launch of its first electric bus in 2022 and the new investment will bolster its e-mobility uptake efforts in the two East African markets. CFAO Motors is the official distributor of brand-new Toyota vehicles in Kenya, alongside Suzuki vehicles, Yamaha motorbikes and Hino trucks. It is a subsidiary of the France-based CFAO Group. BasiGo says it has delivered over 19 electric buses to public transport operators in Nairobi and hopes to have at least 1000 electric buses deployed in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania by the end of 2025. https://www.citizen.digital/tech/basigo-secures-ksh396m-from-toyota-parent-company-cfao-n339215

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  • Grace Njeri

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    Anything related to scaling up the Ev operations,should be prioritized and embraced.

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    • winnie nguru

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      Its encouraging to see more and more Kenyan owned bus companies switch to electric fuel

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      • Grace Njeri

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        @winnie_nguru We're pleased to see the number of ev buses ascending in our cities.

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        • Kevin

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          @winnie_nguru it is a marvel

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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          Kenya is really doing great in ensuring the safety of the planet, EVs are the future since they help curb climate pollution

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          • George Kariuki

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            More electric buses on the road means less pollution & a quieter transportation system This is exactly the kind of innovation we need in Africa!

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            • Grace Njeri

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              @george_kariuki The increase of these buses should be emulated globally and walk the talk in unity.

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            • Sarah Chabane

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              This is great!

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              • Edwin wangombe

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                This is commendable... such funding will go a long way in boosting the efforts of Basi-Go in electrifying the Kenyan public transport sector

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                • Saustine Lusanzu

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                  We are all proud of Kenya! It is one of the countries implementing sustainable projects including EV cars. It's time for other countries to learn from Kenya

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                  • Kevin

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                    @saustine_lusanzu it is a such a huge milestone for the EV advancement in the Kenyan market

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                    • Edwin wangombe

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                      @saustine_lusanzu I agree... Kenya is doing amazingly well and other countries should come to benchmark on how to do things

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                    • walter lungayi

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                      This is a significant milestone that will enable them to expand their electric vehicle operations. This investment highlights the growing interest and support for sustainable transportation solutions in Kenya and beyond. Together we can do it.

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                        @walter_lungayi we must keep pushing for financing, we can make the world be a better place for everyone to stay

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                        • Edwin wangombe

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                          @saustine_lusanzu Such transformative projects should receive such funding

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                          • Kevin

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                            @walter_lungayi The funding will be very useful in the extension of their transportation business using EVs

                          • Ann Nyambura

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                            keep up the great work!

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                            • Saustine Lusanzu

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                              @ann_nyambura_542 they're really doing great work

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                              • Edwin wangombe

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                                @ann_nyambura_542 the cooperation between Basi-Go and CFAO is just recommendable

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                              • Jane Wangui

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                                This quite commendable.... Kenya has been taking appropriate measures in ensuring that we protect our environment..and the planet at large.

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                                • Saustine Lusanzu

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                                  @jane_wangui other countries should follow the example of Kenya!

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                                  • Kevin

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                                    @jane_wangui We applaud the EV industries in the country for putting up such a bold advancement agenda.

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                                    • Edwin wangombe

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                                      @jane_wangui I applaud the efforts of Basi-Go for putting Kenya on the map as one of the countries embracing electrification of the public transport sector

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                                    • DIPANJANA MAULIK

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                                      Support and collaboration makes a difference

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                                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                                        @dipanjana_maulik exactly, collaborating is a good thing since it brings together resources and expertise.

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                                        • Kevin

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                                          @dipanjana_maulik I agree totally

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                                          • Edwin wangombe

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                                            @dipanjana_maulik I agree with you ... together we are the solution to the climate crisis

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