Spiro’s Strategic Growth Boosted by $50 Million Afreximbank Loan

Spiro, a leading electric vehicle (EV) company in Africa, has received a significant boost in its mission to revolutionize sustainable transportation on the continent.  Afreximbank announced a $50 million debt financing agreement with Spiro, highlighting confidence in the company’s vision and growth potential. This financial backing marks a pivotal moment not only for Spiro but…

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Kigali’s Shift to Small Electric Motorcycles

Kigali, the vibrant capital of Rwanda, is quietly revolutionizing its transportation network. The once-ubiquitous gasoline-powered moto-taxis is steadily being replaced by cleaner, quieter electric motorcycles.  While the initial drive for this shift was environmental, aimed at combating air pollution and climate change, the benefits are proving to be far-reaching. The switch to electric moto-taxis is…

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Volkswagen Group Africa implements a 3 MW solar PV carport at its Kariega automobile plant

Volkswagen Group Africa has taken a significant step towards sustainability by installing a 3 MW solar PV carport at its Kariega car factory in South Africa. This investment, which amounts to R55 million, is a testament to the company’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and driving towards carbon neutrality. Volkswagen Group Africa’s Kariega factory, located…

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McKinsey to Examine Expenses Associated with Transition to Electric Vehicles in Kenya

Kenya is setting its sights on a potential electric vehicle (EV) revolution. The East African nation has hired McKinsey & Company to study the costs and benefits of transitioning to cleaner, electric vehicles. The move underscores Kenya’s growing ambition to slash its dependence on imported oil and solidify its overall energy security. The burden on…

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Kenya Power Sparks EV Revolution with Free Charging

Kenya Power, the national electricity provider, has sparked an electric vehicle (EV) revolution with a groundbreaking initiative: free charging stations across Nairobi. This innovative program aims to address a significant hurdle hindering EV adoption – the lack of readily available charging infrastructure.  By providing readily accessible charging points, Kenya Power is paving the way for…

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Learning from Kenya’s Electric Vehicle Journey to Drive Sustainable Transport in Nigeria

Kenya has made notable strides in promoting sustainable transportation through the successful development of electric vehicles. The country has witnessed substantial growth in the uptake of electric vehicles, particularly within the public transit sector. Studying Kenya’s electric vehicle adoption provides valuable insights for Nigeria, emphasizing the benefits of sustainable transportation and the crucial roles of…

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Electric Bus Startup BasiGo Receives $5 Million from British International Investment for Delivery of 100 Electric Buses in Kenya

Electric bus startup BasiGo has secured a $5 million investment from British International Investment (BII) to accelerate the delivery of 100 electric buses in Kenya. The funding, sourced from BII’s Climate Innovation Facility, will support BasiGo’s efforts to scale the local assembly of e-buses and expand their presence in Kenya’s public transport sector. BasiGo’s innovative…

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Kenya Accelerates Electric Vehicle Adoption, Paving the Way for a Sustainable Transportation Future

Kenya Accelerates Electric Vehicle Adoption, Paving the Way for a Sustainable Transportation Future Kenya is witnessing a surge in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) driven by the government’s National Electric Mobility Plan, which aims to create a greener transportation system and implement sustainable road traffic management strategies. This shift towards EVs is being fueled…

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