KenGen to roll out 30 vehicle charging ports
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) yesterday rolled out electric-powered vehicles (EV) as part of the company’s pilot plan to transition from fossil fuel.
The firm will collect data to be used for policy development, as it prepares to install over 30 EV charging stations across the country by 2023.
Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abraham Serem said the power producer will use data gathered from the four vehicles to determine the feasibility of the project while providing insights on initial technology choices for electric charging infrastructure for Kenya.
“The four acquired EVs we are launching today will give the company first-hand experience and data on electric vehicles and a comprehensive analysis of the feasibility of e-vehicles transition,” Serem said.
Four trial vehicles unveiled
The venture is part of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (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.
Serem said KenGen will also use the cost and environmental data from the four EVs to transition its fleet to EVs and increase the company’s prospects of attracting investment funds for green initiatives. The rollout will be used to develop a blueprint for the conversion of the company’s fleet from the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) to EV.