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Opibus unviels first-ever electric bus designed and developed in Africa

Opibus is in the news again and as expected, the EV developer that develops, designs, and manufactures electric vehicles is paving the way for zero-emission transportation in Africa. The Swedish-Kenyan technology company headquartered in Kenya has unveiled, via a press release, its first electric transit bus designed and developed upon

Opibus - climateaction
Transport

Uber and Opibus champion mass adoption of electric motorcycles across Africa

Uber and Opibus have announced a strategic partnership aimed at scaling up the use of electric motorcycles in Africa and deploying up to 3,000 electric motorcycles for drivers by 2022. This is coming after Uber successfully ran its pilot program and its partnership with Opibus is to make the deployment

electric vehicles - cleanbuild
Transport

Electric vehicles (EVs) and the future of e-mobility in Africa

Electric vehicles, EVs for short, are vehicles that are either partially or fully powered by electricity. Their main attraction is because they are very environmentally friendly because they use little or no fossil fuels (petrol or diesel). Even more, electric vehicles are cheaper to run. As talks of climate change

Ampersand
Transport

Ampersand secures $9m for the expansion of its electric motorcycles

Ampersand, Kenya's first electric motorcycle company, has secured $9million from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to expand its operations in Rwanda and Kenya. This loan is a part of DFC’s portfolio for the Impact and Innovation (PI²) initiative and contributes to DFC’s commitment to the US Energy Compact

Opibus
Transport

Opibus raises $7.5 million at COP26 to expand its electric vehicles market

As countries and corporate leaders make pledges to mitigate climate change during the course of COP26, innovators of climate-focused solutions are in search of funding to help them launch or expand their operations. Opibus is one such organization. The firm has announced a $7.5 million funding which it secured to

vehicles
Transport

Electric vehicles: A green path toward sustainability

Fossil fuel-powered vehicles contribute greatly to air pollution, this is because they emit tons of greenhouse gas, especially secondhand and very old cars. An estimated 80 to 90 percent of cars in Africa- particularly in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya- are used vehicles. This raises a concern as some African leaders

Tesla
Clean Energy Transport

Tesla Shanghai to manufacture 300,000 automobiles in the first 9 months of 2021

Tesla, a California-based electric vehicle company, expects to manufacture 300,000 cars during the first nine months of 2021. Based in Palo Alto, California, Tesla is an American electric vehicle and clean energy firm that creates electric vehicles, battery energy storage from the home to the grid, solar panels and solar

Jumia - cleanbuild
Sustainability Transport

Elation as Jumia goes green, collaborates with e-mobility startup

As climate change effects continue to worsen, more companies are beginning to look inward to see how they can contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce environmental problems and promote a green economy in the process. Last week, we reported that MultiChoice Namibia has entered into a partnership with NamiGreen, one

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Transport Clean Energy

Private energy companies sign MoU for Egypt’s green hydrogen project

MAN Energy Solutions, a German company specializing in the production of diesel engines and large-caliber turbomachines, and TAQA Power, a subsidiary of Cairo-based TAQA Arabia’s Power, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a pilot project to locally produce green hydrogen to fuel domestic tourist buses. The announcement of

charging station - cleanbuild
Transport

Nigeria launches first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station

The Federal Government of Nigeria recently unveiled the country's first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. This comes after the launch of the first Nigerian assembled electric vehicle, the Hyundai Kona EV, earlier in February. The charging station, situated at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), falls under the Elective Vehicle Pilot

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