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Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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Subject: Transitioning to Electric Vehicles for Sustainable Transportation at JKUAT

I am writing to you today to highlight the urgent need for Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to transition its fleet of fossil-based buses to electric vehicles (EVs). As a renowned educational institution committed to research and development, JKUAT is well-positioned to become a leader in sustainable practices by embracing green energy solutions.

Climate change is a pressing global issue that demands immediate action. The transportation sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and transitioning to EVs is an effective way to mitigate this impact. By replacing your current fleet of fossil fuel-powered buses with EVs, JKUAT can significantly reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment.

Furthermore, JKUAT's existing research centers can play a pivotal role in supporting this transition. By leveraging the expertise and resources available, the university can conduct in-depth studies and develop innovative solutions to optimize the integration of EVs into its transportation system. This endeavor would not only enhance JKUAT's reputation as a hub for sustainable technologies but also provide valuable insights for the wider community, aiding the government's efforts to transition to green energy.

The government of Kenya has demonstrated its commitment to fostering renewable energy adoption through various initiatives and funding programs. JKUAT can capitalize on these opportunities by actively seeking government support for the electrification of its transportation infrastructure. Collaborating with relevant government agencies and exploring partnerships with local EV manufacturers and suppliers can facilitate the procurement of EVs and the installation of charging infrastructure within the university premises.

Transitioning to electric vehicles aligns with JKUAT's vision of sustainable development, promoting the use of clean energy sources and reducing dependence on finite fossil fuels. By leading by example, JKUAT can inspire its students, faculty, and the wider community to embrace sustainable practices. Additionally, the cost savings from reduced fuel consumption and maintenance expenses associated with EVs can be reinvested into further research and development initiatives at the university.

In conclusion, transitioning JKUAT's fleet of buses from fossil fuel-based to electric vehicles presents a tremendous opportunity for the institution to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and contribute to the fight against climate change. I urge you to consider this proposal seriously, leveraging your research centers and government funding to pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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  • Elizabeth Gathigia

    50 w

    Great move by JKUAT

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    • winnie nguru

      50 w

      I am encouraged to see our local universities embrace this. Good job. I hope other institutions will follow suit

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      • George Kariuki

        50 w

        It's about time JKUAT led by example.

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        • Joyce Waturu

          50 w

          It could be pristine to have JKUAT lead other institutions towards the EV transition.

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          • walter lungayi

            50 w

            This is great move by JKUAT.

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            • Johannes Luiga

              50 w

              That’s a great idea

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