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Tusonge na EVs Campaign launched to promote electric mobility in Kenya

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In a significant step towards sustainable transportation, the government through the department of energy and petroleum regulation (EPRA) has launched the Tusonge na EVs campaign in Kenya.

This public sensitization initiative aims to raise awareness and educate Kenyans about electric mobility.

The campaign is a collaborative effort involving the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Climate Initiative (IKI), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ).

It seeks to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the country.

The launch of the Tusonge na EVs campaign follows the release of the comprehensive report, “The Market Assessment of Electric Two and Three-wheelers in Kenya.”

This report provided valuable insights into the current state and potential of the EV market in Kenya, setting the stage for the first phase of the national campaign.

The initiative underscores the growing momentum towards cleaner and more sustainable transportation solutions in Kenya.

During the launch event, the Chief Guest, Cabinet Secretary for Energy Davis Chirchir, praised the initiative.

In his speech, delivered by the Secretary Administration for the State Department of Energy, Mohamed Jabali, emphasized the importance of this campaign in making electric mobility a reality in Kenya.

He highlighted the government’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 32pc by 2030 and called for a proactive stance from both public and private sectors to embrace cleaner transportation solutions.

“The government, through the Ministry of Roads and Transport, has launched Kenya’s first Electric Mobility Draft Policy, which develops a framework to encourage the widespread use of EVs,” said Chirchir..

He explained that the policy includes both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives designed to attract stakeholders to invest in the EV sector.

Additionally, the CS mentioned that regulations for e-mobility are currently under development, aiming to solidify and expand the existing regulatory framework to ensure robust and effective governance for the growth of electric mobility in Kenya.

 

 

 

Ian Okal
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