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KenGen to Acquire more Electric Vehicles

Power producer Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen) plans to acquire more electric vehicles (EVs) as the firm seeks to transition from gasoline-run vehicles to EVs.

KenGen says it will roll out an e-mobility campaign this year, making it a leader in EV evolution.

The transition is aimed at combating climate change while solving transportation challenges in the country.

In November last year, the company unveiled its first four-electric vehicles as the firm seeks to transition from gasoline-powered cars to EV.

They include two SUVs and two double-cabin pickups that will primarily be used for data collection and policy development as the company prepares to install over 30 EV charging stations across the country in 2023.

The venture is part of the NSE-listed company’s environmental and economic sustainability plan to reduce global GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions by inspiring confidence for wider EV adoption across the country.

“I am glad to announce that in the next one year, we plan to roll out about 30 EV charging stations in major cities across the country,” Serem said.

“The four acquired EVs we are launching today will give the company first-hand experience and data on electric vehicles,” he said, adding that this is an endeavor they seek to conduct collectively with other stakeholders.

In 2012, the Company embarked on a diversification agenda.

Already, KenGen said it has two EV charging stations in Nairobi and Naivasha and plans to install an additional three by end of 2023 in Murang’a, Embu, and Kisumu Counties within the company’s power plants.