Uber has introduced a new fleet of electric bikes in Kenya, one of the continent’s leaders in fleet electrification. This comes after the nation pledged to convert all of its transportation to electric by the year 2040. With increased lobbying for the switch from internal combustion engines to electric automobiles across the globe.
Kenya continues to create headlines as a nation by standing out through its dedication to e-mobility adoption. To highlight this, on August 31, Uber, the world’s largest supplier of on-demand transportation services, introduced an electric motorcycle fleet in Kenya, the first of its kind on the continent.
In six months, 3000 motorcycles will make up Kenya’s Electric Boda Bodas, a unique green product. Public transportation passengers, an obviously sizable target market, will only part with around 15–25% less than they presently do for a standard Uber motorbike journey using these bikes. Drivers are estimated to enjoy a 30–35% operational cost mitigation.
Kenya generates 90% of its energy from renewable resources. Nevertheless, the nation is well-positioned to promote and lead the continent’s transition to an environmentally friendly, sustainable transportation sector. With this goal in mind, the shift has not truly happened quickly; the African electric car market’s expansion has been hindered by a lack of sufficient infrastructure for electric charging and other related supplies.
The move from ICE to EVs has been delayed, but there are other factors at play as well. An important reason why fleet-running companies reject electric fleets is range anxiety.
In order to hasten the switch to electric fleets, converting internal combustion engines to electric ones may be the key to creating environmentally friendly fleets. This method demonstrates its ability to boost EV adoption rates, improve public and business acceptance, and quicken infrastructure development. Additionally, it is a more affordable method of electrification because no ICE components are used; instead, new electric technology is added to an existing bike along with modifications.
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- Real-time state-of-charge – Battery charge percentage, also known as state-of-charge (SOC), is a key element of an EV because it serves as the fuel gauge for EVs and shows how much remaining energy the car has.
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