Kenya Power has announced plans to phase out fossil fuel powered vehicles and motorbikes from its fleet, in favour of electric-powered ones, as the company moves to adopt sustainable ways of doing business.
The company says it has set aside KES 40 million in the current financial year to purchase three electric vehicles (two pickups and one four-wheel drive) on a pilot basis.
The funds will also be used to construct three electric-vehicle charging stations within Nairobi, both for the company’s use and demonstration purposes.
Kenya Power Ag. Managing Director, Eng Geoffrey Muli says that in the medium term, the company will also purchase 50 long-range electric bikes as part of its plan to phase out fuel-powered motorbikes within its fleet.
The company recently finished piloting 13 electric bikes in conjunction with United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), which were being used by meter readers and revenue collection team.