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George Kariuki

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Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority

Climate love

There are now 4 companies in Nairobi that use electric buses.

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Electric transportation has begun in numerous countries. Electric buses are key. Electric bus advancements are encouraging. Shenzhen is known for adopting electric buses quickly. UK, continental Europe, Australia, and South America are adopting electric bus fleets.
Embassava Sacco, a renowned Nairobi public transportation operator, has added four electric buses to its fleet thanks to a cooperation with BasiGo. Nairobi-based Embassava Sacco offers savings and loans. Kenyan Saccos often buy and operate minibuses with members' funds. Kenyans call minibuses matatus. Embassava Sacco operates four BYD K6 electric buses. BYD K6 batteries can last 250 kilometers.
The adoption of electric buses by Embassava Sacco marks the fourth company in Nairobi to do so. After a successful 6-month trial program, BasiGo started selling electric buses to bus operators last year. It's remarkable that four different bus companies have already made the switch to electric buses in such a short period of time. This demonstrates rising faith in the new technology among regional businesses. It also serves as an excellent example of how far a dedicated team working with the correct business plan can get in a very short period of time. The shift to electric mobility in the public service vehicle industry on the continent can be accelerated with the help of novel business models like BasiGo's Pay-As-You-Drive model.



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  • Edwin wangombe

    4 d

    Am glad to see that Kenya is embracing the green or clean transportation sector

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    • Gorffly mokua

      4 d

      This is a great step towards reducing carbon emissions in the city. Other cities should follow this eco-friendly trend asap!

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      • johnte ndeto

        4 d

        Uber and other hailing companies should follow suit as public transportation in Kenya among other countries is really a busy arena

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          4 d

          Commendable. Nairobi matatu Saccos should embrace electric vehicles in all its fleets,.

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          • Munene Mugambi

            4 d

            This is the way to go

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            • Peter Karanga

              4 d

              That is great news! Increased use of electric buses will help reduce emissions and improve air quality in Nairobi. It is an important step towards a more sustainable transport system.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                5 d

                It's great to see Kenya putting efforts to transit to clean energies in transportation sectors

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  5 d

                  Indeed electric buses are the key

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                  • Annett Michuki..

                    5 d

                    Kenya is doing well on its journey to zero emissions

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                    • Komu Daniel

                      5 d

                      Kenya's transport industry is quickly adopting electric matatus. Its a good development.

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                      • Janet Oluoch

                        5 d

                        Great to see Kenya is making efforts to implement this

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                        • Markus Lutteman

                          5 d

                          Great and inspiring news.

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                          • rosebellendiritu

                            5 d

                            I like the way the transport industry is committed to ensure transition

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                            • Peter Kamau

                              5 d

                              Good to see a healthy competition by Kenyan Sacco's making such major transitions to electric buses one after the other

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