Instead of an internal combustion engine, they will operate on an electric motor and battery. These vehicles, which are 2018 and 2019 models, have a 110 kW motor and a 40 kWh battery, giving them a 250 km range.
They have a 5-star NCAP safety rating, 5 seats, 435 liters of trunk space, and are high-performance automobiles.
Humming Bird intends to launch up to 20 vehicles by March 2023. By 2024–2025, the sector is also expected to have more than 100 electric vehicles.
According to the co-founder Joe Murai, Hummingbird intends to also venture into the matatu industry competing with the likes of BasiGo and ROAM who have been at the forefront of popularizing electric mass transit vehicles in Nairobi.
BasiGo announced plans to launch 100 electric vehicles after raising Ksh800 million in finance from Mobility54, Trucks VC, and Novastar Ventures.
The motor vehicle company announced that it had 100 reservations from different stakeholders in the country’s matatu industry. To assist with the implementation of the scheme, BasiGo further stated that charging stations were also being rolled out in the city.
Electric car manufacturer ROAM on the other hand also launched the first mass transit electric bus in Nairobi, Kenya. The bus can go up to 360 kilometers before recharging and has a seating capacity of 77 passengers.
Geoffrey Muli, the managing director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), stated that the company can support Kenya’s e-mobility eco-system thanks to its installed capacity of 3077 megawatts (MW) and off-peak demand of 1100 MW during the bus’s unveiling in Nairobi.
Trademark is located in the Village Market, a popular shopping and entertainment area with over 250 stores and a wide variety of visitors from different cultural backgrounds.
The mall is home to two contemporary hotels, Trademark and Tribe, as well as a hospital, a gym, family entertainment, and recreational amenities.
HummingBird Transport is a travel management company that focuses on hospitality logistics management; corporate travel management, tours, and travel management.
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