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Kenya Power To Deploy Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles

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March 3, 2021, 2:11 p.m.

Electricity distributor Kenya Power is set to deploy charging stations for electric vehicles in main cities, motorways, and traffic corridors in Kenya.

This forms part of the company’s plan to develop appropriate infrastructure and building internal capacity to enable us to support the use of electric vehicles across the value chain according to Kenya Power managing director Bernard Ngugi.

The development of robust charging infrastructure by Kenya Power will remove a primary barrier to electric vehicle adoption in Kenya.

“To this end, we plan to set up charging facilities across the country, beginning with Nairobi to support direct charging of vehicles,” added Mr. Ngugi

The plan will ensure an increase in Kenya Power’s revenue streams and boost demand for cars that don’t use petrol and diesel.

Most recently, Kenya Power, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), unveiled an electric bicycle pilot project in Kenya. Under the pilot, the electricity distributor will receive 50 e-bikes for its meter readers that will be used to test the usage of the motorcycle in Kenya.

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