Stimaboda a new electric mobility start-up has been in launched in Kenya. The firm hopes to provide a charging service for electric moto-taxis in Kenya and enable moto-taxi drivers to switch to electric motorcycles, and benefit from lower fuel costs.
The firm adds that the move introduces more powerful motorcyles, creating less vibrations, pollution and CO2 emissions on Kenyan roads.
According to Stimaboda, Kenya is the perfect place to switch to electric motorcycles and reduce oil imports, air pollution, and CO2 emissions.
The startup also plans to develop convenient an affordable charging solutions for electric moto-taxis in Kenya. It’s set to build a network of battery swapping stations to provide drivers with an unlimited urban autonomy range while ensuring significant savings on their daily fuel expenses.
“By switching to electric motorcycles, they can be among the greatest beneficiaries of electric mobility advantages: lower fuel cost, lower maintenance cost, more powerful and comfortable motorcycles, less vibration and noise, no exhaust fumes. Moreover, Kenyan electricity is at 80% sourced from renewable energies. Having electric motorcycles powered by hydro and geothermal resources means reducing their life-cycle CO2 emissions by a factor 4,” said the firm.
Indeed the idea of bringing mobility in Kenya has not been easy. Previously there was Nopia which until to date struggles to gain coverage of the capital city leave alone the whole country. Nonetheless, going by the global trends the future is certainly electric.