Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has set a goal of establishing 30 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations in 2023.
This move is in line with the company’s goal to take part in minimizing global GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions by playing an active role in promoting e-mobility in Kenya.
The power-generating giant also introduced four electric vehicles as part of its fleet as it seeks to overhaul the current ones over time that use gasoline.
“I am glad to announce that in the next one year, we plan to roll out about 30 EV charging stations in major cities across the country,” said KenGen Acting Managing Director Abraham Serem.
“The EV revolution is here with us. Countries around the world are racing to phase out gasoline and petrol cars.”
The two SUVs and two double-cabin pickups will be using the two installed EV chargers in Nairobi, with their main goal being data collection in readiness for the expansive project next year.
“The four acquired EVs we are launching today will give the company first-hand experience and data on electric vehicles,” said Serem.
A similar project was launched by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) in September 2022, where the utility company allocated Ksh. 40 million toward purchasing EVs, a move that marked the migration of its fleet from fossil-fueled vehicles to electric ones.
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