EkoRent Africa’s NopeaRide, Africa’s first all-electric ride-hailing taxi firm and delivery service (Nopea Xpress), has received funding from EEP Africa for piloting solar electric vehicle charging stations in Kenya. EEP Africa financing will allow EkoRent to determine the precise technology and strategy for a larger scale rollout across East Africa.
The first hub will be a 160 kWp rooftop installation in Nairobi. The plant has the potential to power up to 1.4 million kilometers and significantly reduce operating expenses. By generating 208 MWh/year of renewable power for electric cars, this project will reduce emissions by 252 tCO2e annually and lower air and noise pollution. EkoRent aims to create over 700 jobs and offer taxi drivers higher income earning potential.
Read more: CleanTechnica