Kenya Power has announced plans to install electric vehicle charging points as it hopes to capture revenue from a growing global focus on electric vehicles.
According to a report by Business Daily Kenya new strategy is to build a nationwide network of public charging stations on highways, parking lots, and Malls to help in removing one of the hurdles for the use of electric cars in Kenya.
This is the direction to help achieve Kenya's government plans to have at least 5% electric car share by the year 2025. Kenya has joined the global push to promote the use of electric vehicles and reduce reliance on petrol and diesel fuel.
In business daily Kenya Power managing director Bernard Ndung'u revealed that, " as part of their implementation plan they are developing appropriate infrastructure and building internal capacity to enable them to support the use of electric vehicles across the value chain." Beginning with Nairobi City to support direct charging of vehicles.
All of these plans will help the country shift from the internal combustion engine cars that have large negative impact on the environment to more environmentally friendly electric vehicles.
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