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E-Motorcycles on The Move

The future of Nairobi
Photo source: UNEP

E-boda bodas are the future for this Nairobi. On 02 March 2021,  forty-nine electric motorcycles made a near-silent debut in the city’s Karura Forest.

These clean-energy rides were donated by the Shenzhen Shenling Car Company Limited (TAILG) through the UN Environment Program’s (UNEP) Electric Mobility (eMob) program.

UNEP plans to launch its pilot eMob program in four cities throughout Kenya. The hope is that electric bikes provide the fuel Kenya needs to decrease air pollution and promote green jobs.

The average motorcycle is estimated to be 10 times more polluting per mile than a passenger car, light truck, or SUV. Hydrocarbons are dangerous to human health,” said Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, Governor of Kisumu County, at the launch.

Electric motorcycles not only mitigate against this health hazard but also help reduce noise pollution that the rampant increase of petroleum-powered motorbikes currently causes in our cities ”.

How would react if your next boda boda was electric?

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