Kenya Rolls Out First Electric Motorbike Fleet

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President William Ruto on Friday launched Kenya’s first fleet of electric motorcycles at the Mama Ngina Waterfront Park in Mombasa, three months after announcing on Madaraka Day Kenya will roll out local production of electric bikes.

The motorbikes, retailing at Sh150,000, have been manufactured by Spiro, an electric motorcycle manufacturer with a presence in Togo, Benin, Rwanda, and now Kenya.

”During the campaign period, among the leading organized groups that we had discussions with on how best to improve their sector, Bodas rank at the top. We promised solutions and here we have delivered.

The Shylocks will no longer take advantage of selling BodaBodas to our people at a cost of more than 300,000 shillings, as the E-Bodas will retail at less than 150,000 for cash buyers, with a credit interest of less than 10% from the current 60%,” Trade CS Moses Kuria said yesterday during the launch.

The CS also noted that the ongoing rollout will be across the country with an estimated 1 Million Bodas, most of which will be manufactured locally when the Spiro company finishes setting up its company in the country.

In addition, more than 350 charging and swapping stations will be opened across the country also contributing to more job opportunities for our young people.

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