Kenya Electricity Generating Company, KenGen has unveiled four electric vehicles (EV), including two SUVs and two double-cabin pickups in Kenya.
KenGen’s venture is part of its environmental and economic sustainability plan to reduce global GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions by inspiring confidence for wider EV adoption across the country.
The company is also prepping to install over 30 EV charging stations across the country in 2023. KenGen will use the cost and environmental data from the four EVs to transition its fleet to EVs, further demonstrating KenGen’s role in elevating its position on attracting investment funds financing green initiatives.
KenGen Acting Managing Director and CEO Abraham Serem noted that the pilot EV units would give them a comprehensive analysis of the feasibility of the e-vehicles transition while also providing insights on initial technology choices for electric charging infrastructure in the country.
“I am glad to announce that in the next year, we plan to roll out about 30 EV charging stations in major cities across the country,” Serem said.
KenGen said it has two EV charging stations in Nairobi and Naivasha and plans to install an additional three by end of 2023 in Murang’a, Embu, and Kisumu Counties within the company’s power plants.
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