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Kengen introduces four EVs in an effort to expand into the e-mobility sector
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has showcased its first four electric vehicles as part of its shift from gasoline-powered vehicles to EVs.
They will largely be utilised for data collecting and policy formulation as the corporation plans to construct over 30 EV charging stations around the country in 2023.
The endeavour is part of the NSE-listed company's environmental and economic sustainability agenda, which aims to cut global GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions by instilling confidence in the country's EV adoption.
To convert its fleet to EVs, the business will leverage the cost and environmental data from the four EVs, further highlighting KenGen's contribution to improving its position as a destination for investment funds funding green activities.
Abraham Serem, the acting managing director and chief executive officer of KenGen, stated that the pilot EV units would enable them to conduct a thorough analysis of the viability of the switch to e-vehicles and to gain knowledge about the initial technology options for the nation's electric charging infrastructure.
Serem stated, "I am happy to report that we expect to roll out roughly 30 EV charging stations in key cities across the country in the next 12 months.
The firm will get first-hand knowledge of electric cars from the four purchased EVs we are launching today, he said, adding that this is an activity they intend to carry out in collaboration with other stakeholders.
According to KenGen, the business already has two EV charging stations in Nairobi and Naivasha and wants to build three more by the end of 2023 in the counties of Murang'a, Embu, and Kisumu inside its power plants.
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Posted on : 07 Jun,2023 | News Source : adqz.co