AFRICA: e-mobility professionals meet in Nairobi in October 2022

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The first edition of the African Electric Mobility Week is being held from 25 to 29 October 2022 in the Kenyan city of Nairobi. Several start-ups, researchers and investors are expected to attend to discuss the growth of this sector in Africa.

As the energy crisis shakes the world and especially Europe, the first African e-mobility week opens in Nairobi, Kenya on 25 October 2022. During four days, the 1,000 participants will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in transport in order to improve air quality in African cities and thus strengthen the fight against global warming on the continent.

To this end, the main themes of the event will focus on new financial and business models, energy optimisation, renewable energy development and infrastructure (factories and charging stations) in the field of sustainable mobility. The event is organised by the Association for Electric Mobility and Development in Africa (AEMDA), in partnership with the Africa E-Mobility Industry Action (AFEMI).

The organisers of the African E-Mobility Week also announce that on Saturday 29 October 2022, the climax of the event, a new charging station for electric vehicles will be inaugurated at the Waterfront Mall in the Kenyan capital, in the presence of a dozen companies operating in the transport, energy, environment, education and finance sectors.

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According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) based in Paris, France, there will be about 30 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2030. And Africa intends to follow this revolution. “There is a lot of action in electric mobility on the African continent and mostly in Kenya where the sector is booming with electric buses useful for public transport, electric vans and motorbikes, as well as charging stations for these different types of vehicles,” says AEMDA.

For more information on the event, click here.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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