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Uber launches electric hailing motorcycles in Kenya

Uber announced the introduction of the Electric Boda in Kenya on Thursday, with about 3,000 bikes planned initially, saying it would cut running costs for drivers by 30-35 percent and reduce fares by about 15-20 percent. The vehicles are two-wheelers, with a place for a driver and a passenger, and instead of a petrol-powered engine are driven by an electric engine supplied by a battery. "This launch also supports our global efforts to become a zero-emissions platform by 2040," Frans Hiemstra, Uber's regional general manager for the Middle East and Africa, said in a statement. The company also said it plans to set up 3,000 battery charging and swapping stations in Kenya, in addition to 350 already across Africa, and establish a manufacturing base in the country. It gave no indication of the timeframe.https://www.citizen.digital/business/in-africa-first-uber-launches-electric-motorcycles-in-kenya-n326515

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  • Jane Wangui

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    This is a great investment.Most people are adapting to uber means of transport and with electric motorcycles we might just make huge difference in reducing carbon emissions.

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • George Kariuki

        42 w

        The Kenyan market for e-bikes will do very well.

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        • Rashid Kamau

          42 w

          E-bikes are the way forward for more efficient urban travel - today, and long into the future.

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          • Princess

            42 w

            It's a positive move towards a greener future for urban mobility in Kenya.

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              42 w

              Great to see mobility taking place in a sustainable way

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              • Edwin wangombe

                42 w

                This is an amazing step by Uber... electrification of the Kenyan public transportation is vital

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                • Jane Wangui

                  39 w

                  @edwin_wangombe this will create more job opportunities for the youths hence reduce insecurity

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                • Annett Michuki..

                  42 w

                  💚

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                  • Hilda Wangui

                    42 w

                    Interesting!!moving on the right direction to reduce carbon emissions

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                    • beatrice wachera

                      42 w

                      I love this and I can bet it comes from our own Kenneth Guantai

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