Electric Car In Kenya, Costs, Charging Stations

The Head of State President William Ruto arrives at KICC for the Africa Climate Summit in an electric car. He will lead the first-ever Africa Climate Summit slated for September 4–8, 2023, whose theme is driving green growth and climate finance solutions for Africa and the world.

The Head of State maintained that the Summit will serve as a platform to inform, frame, and influence commitments, pledges, and outcomes, ultimately leading to the development of an effective plan to curb climate change.

On September 1, Ruto launched electric bikes in Nakuru and Nairobi counties and promised to roll out in other counties in due time.

Historically, these cars have not been utilized because of their limited driving range after a full charge. Regardless of all these limitations, electric cars are becoming mainstream, as producers have started advancing the technology.

AEVs source their entire power from electric motors. Therefore, they possess a battery pack that stores all the electrical energy produced by the motor. Ordinarily, they get their electricity from an electric grid after plugging them in.

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Today, the company possesses different electric car charging stations equipped with DC fast chargers in Nairobi. Initially, they were located at the Hub Mall in Karen and Two Rivers Mall only. However, to scale up their operations, they have added another fast-charging hub at Thika Road Mall and are planning for more outlets.

Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) recently approved new electricity tariffs effective April 1st. As part of this latest tariff review, EPRA introduced a special tariff regime for the electric mobility sector.

The new e-mobility tariff has been set at 16 Kenyan shillings for energy consumption up to 15,000 kWh during peak periods and 8 Kenyan shillings per kWh during off-peak periods, also up to 15,000 kWh.

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