Electric Pickups & Vans Are Now Available In Some African Markets — Time For Fleet Operators To Electrify

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 17:05:59 +0000

Fleet operators constitute the bulk of brand new motor vehicle purchases in a lot of markets on the continent. They also represent an essential customer segment — repeat customers! Fleet operators normally replace their fleets at regular intervals. These replacements are generally based on the vehicles covering a certain mileage or having been in service […]

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SolarTaxi Ghana Introduces The SolarCargo Logistics Service

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 22:34:40 +0000

Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) make up 90% of businesses in Africa. Most of these are essentially offline market places. A number of startups across Africa are working towards connecting and digitizing these small to medium enterprises. The Fin-tech and logistics spaces are therefore getting a lot of attention as startups look to offer […]

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Opibus Builds First Fully Electric African Mining Vehicle

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 17:05:41 +0000

Opibus, a Kenyan electric vehicle designer and manufacturer focused on creating products tailored for the region with quality, price and local production in mind, has just unveiled one of Africa’s first fully electric vehicles for the mining sector. The vehicle system is based on a modular electric powertrain which makes it easy for mining operators […]

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China × Cleantech — April 2021

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 23:35:29 +0000

Welcome to China × Cleantech — April 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. EV Sales 11% Plugin Vehicle Share In China! On the 23rd of April, José Pontes reported on the sales numbers of the Chinese EV market in March of 2021. It was a great month, […]

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Groundswell of Support Heats Geothermal Innovation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:23:40 +0000

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There’s new interest in one of the world’s oldest resources, as governments and investors worldwide look for advanced ways to tap geothermal energy. Geothermal wells have been producing energy for more

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META Electric Starts Leasing BYD T3 Electric Vans In Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:46:28 +0000

Africa could be on the verge of another incredible leapfrog event. We have seen it before with the telecommunications and fintech industries. Once the underserved and unbanked population were introduced to the world of mobile phones, and subsequently mobile money, they quickly jumped in. They simply bypassed the fixed line era and brick & mortar […]

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NopeaRide Is Launching SolarHub EV Charging Stations In Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:15:41 +0000

EkoRent Africa’s NopeaRide, Africa’s first all-electric ride-hailing taxi firm and delivery service (Nopea Xpress), has received funding from EEP Africa for piloting solar electric vehicle charging stations in Kenya. EEP Africa financing will allow EkoRent to determine the precise technology and strategy for a larger scale rollout across East Africa. The first hub will be […]

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Ampersand Secures Sub-Saharan Africa’s Largest-Ever Private Investment In Electric Mobility

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 22:00:57 +0000

The transition to electromobility is now well underway across the globe. While record market shares in developed nations such as Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom have been catalyzed by generous incentives and progressive policy, the transition in Africa will most likely be driven by the unit economics in key sectors. In east Africa for […]

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Electric Motorcycle Startup Kiri EV Scaling Up After 12 Month Pilot In Nairobi

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:55:37 +0000

Kiri EV is an electric vehicle startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded by Christopher Mukiri Maara. The name Kiri was inspired by his middle name, Mukiri, which means “The Quiet One” — which is pretty cool since electric vehicles are quite silent. “We are working to prove that electric vehicles will play a […]

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Opibus Electric Motorcycles: Designed & Built In Kenya For Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:45:05 +0000

We get a lot of comments from our readers saying the best way for African countries to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles on the continent is for them to develop and build their own EVs that are best suited for the local conditions. Developing vehicles from the ground up will allow the manufacturers to […]

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