Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has announced plans to invest in electric charging stations for cars, to promote responsible environmental practices. – By Gerald Gekara.
The move is fueled by the rising demand for electric vehicles in the country, and the push to cap carbon emissions.
“As part of our implementation plan, we are developing appropriate infrastructure and building internal capacity to enable us to support the use of electric vehicles across the value chain,” said Kenya Power managing director Bernard Ngugi.
Speaking at the launch of an electric bike company in Kenya, Mr. Ngugi added that the power firm will lias with the Ministry of Housing and Urban development to implement the project.
“External charging ports will be incorporated into the building standards currently in place, to support e-mobility charging at residential premises.”
Currently, Finnish taxi company Nopia Ride has set up shop in Nairobi. This paved way for Kenya’s first-ever eco-friendly shared mobility unit services.
Opibus, another startup led by Johanna Alander, Filip Lövström, Filip Gardler, Mikael Gånge, and Rawlings Nechevava began processes to introduce electric matatus, after successfully introducing fully electric tour vans.