Browsing: First electronic Vehicle in Africa

  • A brand new OPIBUS electric bus will cost US$100,000.
  • According to Statista, Kenya generated 1.043 gigawatts as of August 2021.
  • OPIBUS mass production unit targets to produce 500 cars in a month.

The first electric bus by the start-up OPIBUS is up and running. The Kenyan-Swedish company has hit the road into the transit industry.

OPIBUS is now running a pilot as it prepares for the commercial launch of Electronic Vehicle (EV) buses

in Kenya mid this year. The company also plans to extend its services across Africa by the end of 2023.

The company has the vision to lower costs and simplify deployment for EV vehicles across Africa. At the start of COP26, OPIBUS opened a funding round closure that raised US$7.5 million for the company.

Over the last five years, OPIBUS has been converting petrol and diesel engines to electric powered ones, which proves a big challenge as …