Push For Green Energy: Electric Mobility Development in Kenya

Kenya, just like the rest of the world is facing the challenge of soaring fuel prices, putting a strain on the economy and affecting the daily lives of its citizens. Besides pressure on cost, the country has an obligation to join the global conversation on green energy to cut down on carbon emissions.

As a response to this predicament, the adoption of electric mobility (e.g EVs) conversation is gaining momentum, offering a sustainable solution to the rising costs of fuel and threat of environmental degradation.

The Kenyan Government is pushing forward an ambitious agenda to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and motorcycles across the country.

This initiative aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and positions Kenya as a forward-thinking nation committed to fostering a more sustainable and eco-friendly mode of transportation.

In this article, we will explore the benefits of electric mobility and how Globeflight Kenya has been partnering with Roam to increase electric mobility in the country.

Embracing Electric Mobility: The Benefits of Electric Mobility 

Roam, being a Kenyan-Swedish company stands out as a pioneer in driving the shift towards eco-friendly transportation in Africa. Founded in 2017, it became the first company to deliver locally produced electric motorcycles and buses.

 Energy Independence

Electric vehicles and motorcycles provide an opportunity for Kenya to reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels.

By harnessing locally generated renewable energy sources, such as solar, geothermal, and wind power, the country can enhance its energy security.

This shift not only mitigates the impact of global oil price fluctuations but also supports the development of a more resilient and self-sufficient energy infrastructure.

Environmental Friendliness

One of the primary benefits of electric mobility such as EVs lies in their minimal environmental degradation.

Unlike traditional internal combustion engine vehicles that rely on fossil fuels, electric vehicles and motorcycles operate on clean and renewable energy sources, such as electricity generated from wind, solar, or hydropower.

Reduced Air Pollution

Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, which means they do not release pollutants like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter into the air.

This reduction in air pollution is especially crucial in urban areas, where traffic congestion and vehicle emissions are major contributors to poor air quality and respiratory issues.

Globeflight Kenya Partners With Roam in Supporting the Growth of EV Market

 Accurate and efficient documentation is paramount in the international trade, and now the emerging of electric mobility.

Globeflight Kenya through its sister company Union Green Logistics, understands the importance of proper documentation for customs clearance, compliance, and overall supply chain efficiency.

Globeflight Kenya through Union Green Logistics which AEO Certified has continued to support Roam on the needed paperwork associated with the import and export of EV and electric motorcycle components.

This meticulous approach not only speeds up the shipping process but also enhances transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain. Importing from overseas? Not sure on the right export and import documents? Reach out to us.

Navigating the complex landscape of international customs regulations can be a daunting task for international trade and specifically for electric mobility market in the wake of green energy conversations.

In the case of Roam, whose goods (electric vehicle and motorcycle parts) originate from China and India which are prominent global manufacturing hubs, strategic partnership with Globeflight Kenya has really helped Roam navigate the complex logistics hurdles.

Union Green Logistics, a sister company to Globeflight Kenya has continued to offer seamless customs clearance and other logistics services enabling Roam to focus on its core business, through air and sea freight.

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In the dynamic landscape of the electric mobility market, logistics serve as the backbone, facilitating the seamless movement of components and finished products across borders.

Globeflight Kenya provides customs clearance, meticulous documentation processes, and efficient air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution services in supporting the growth of the EV market.

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