Kenya is leading the rest of the African countries as the world moves toward eco-friendly living. The use of gasoline vehicles is gradually phasing out and the East African country is leading the pack of countries going that path, especially in the African continent.
Last year, Kenya started the building of stations for the building of electric vehicle charging stations and most recently, Kenya announced that the country would be constructing three electric vehicle charging stations in Nairobi, the nation’s capital.
Kenya Power, the nation’s main power supplier, plans to convert 2,000 gasoline and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles in the next four years.
Additionally, the business plans to invest KSh 40 million ($320,307) in three electric cars.
The action is part of a rising trend in Kenya to switch automobile and motorcycle engines from fossil fuels to electric power.
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Kenya Power is gradually switching over to new models with upgraded electric motors in favour of its gasoline and diesel vehicles.
“Charging electric vehicles especially at night would, therefore, help bridge the gap between off-peak load available generation capacity as well as raise the average demand to above 1,500 MW,” Kenya Power said in a statement.
Therefore, charging electric cars, especially at night, will assist close the gap between off-peak load available generation capacity and increase the average demand to above 1,500 MW, according to a statement from Kenya Power.
As a result, the power distribution business claims that recharging electric vehicles, especially at night, will help close the gap in available off-peak load generation capacity and increase average demand by over 1.5GW.
It was noted in Nairobi at the beginning of the month that there had been an increase in the number of electric vehicles charging points.
Electric mobility companies have set up the infrastructure for battery charging as the vehicles become in popularity.
“The demand for electric-powered vehicles is expected to accelerate in the coming years with increased awareness of the benefits of e-mobility.” Kenya Power’s Ag. Managing Director, Geoffrey Muli said.