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Iyadi Does The 200 KM Nairobi-To-Nanyuki Road Trip Nonstop Comfortably In VW e-Golf

October 14th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Iyadi Iyadi is on a mission to help promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Kenya. He recently bought a 35 kWh VW e-Golf from the UK, and just drove the 200 kilometer Nairobi to Nanyuki trip to show how comfortable a 200 km trip is in an EV with a decent sized battery pack even in the absence of a public charging network on Kenyan highways


It’s All In The Numbers! A Deep Dive Into ICE Motorcycle Fleet Data Convinces Kimosop & Co-Founder Steve To Start Ecobodaa Kenya

September 2nd, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Motorcycle taxis are the most preferred mode of last-mile connectivity in East Africa. Unfortunately, motorcycle taxis in Africa's urban cities are one of the main sources of pollution and chaos on the roads. By building a product that reduces the rider’s expenses in terms of maintenance, fueling, and asset acquisition of the motorcycle taxis, Ecobodaa hopes to build a more resilient and sustainable urban mobility solution


Japan’s Disappointing EV Sales Are Bad For Africa, & Here’s Why

August 8th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

A potential bottleneck could come quite soon on the used EV supply side. Thanks to Japanese OEM’s love of mild hybrids and their quest to prolong the ICE age as long as possible, sales of EVs in Japan have been very disappointing. Sales have been so poor that the market share of EVs in Japan was recently just under 1%


Nairobi VW eGolf Experience

July 15th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Iyadi Iyadi had enough problems with his ICE car and maintaining it became very expensive. He then decided to ditch the ICE and get an EV. After some extensive research, he decided to buy the 35.8 kWh 2019 VW eGolf


Electronia Brings Energica Electric Super Bikes To South Africa, Targets More Countries Across The Continent 

July 12th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Vanderbijlpark-based Electronia is selling Energica electric superbikes in South Africa. The Modena- (Italy) based Energica is also the sole manufacturer in the Moto E Championship. Electronia is bringing the 21.5 kWh Energica EGO+, EVA RIBELLE, and the EVA ESSEESSE9+ models to South Africa initially, but plans to open up sales in other African countries soon


Affordable Electric Micro-Mobility Solutions Are Empowering Low Income Communities In Kenya

July 6th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Affordable electric micro-mobility solutions can make a huge difference. That is what Linccell Technology Kenya wants to do in Kenya. It wants to be the "inclusive” eMobility company building robust electric wheelchairs, bicycles, and scooters that are suitable for local conditions and built to handle the local roads, which are not always as good as the main roads


Importance of Accelerating EV Adoption To Reduce CO2 Emissions, Using Kenya As An Example

June 18th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

It's clear to see that by increasing the penetration of electric vehicles every year, EV adoption will displace a significant amount of CO2 in Kenya. Kenya’s grid is already powered by a generation mix that is 93% renewable, thanks to significant contributions from geothermal, hydropower, wind, and some utility-scale solar plants. And since 39% of CO2 emissions in Kenya are from the transport sector, the transition to electromobility is the best route to reducing these emissions


Air Pollution Ranking In 32 Cities — How Does Yours Measure Up? (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

As we revealed in our previous article, air pollution is a serious problem that costs millions of lives each year and is a drain on the world economy. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is now a bigger health threat than HIV and Ebola. You might now be wondering how your own city measures up against others from around the world, where it sits in the rankings, and what the health effects of air pollution might be



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