Kenya, UNEP launch campaign to boost uptake of electric vehicles-Xinhua

Kenya, UNEP launch campaign to boost uptake of electric vehicles

Source: Xinhua| 2024-06-03 23:48:30|Editor: huaxia

NAIROBI, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Kenya and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on Monday launched a campaign to boost the uptake of electric vehicles in the East African country.

Daniel Kiptoo, director general of Kenya's Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), told journalists in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi that the nationwide campaign seeks to raise awareness of safety and affordability, and rally the country toward mass market adoption of green modes of transportation.

"The campaign supports the government's aspiration to attain a 5 percent market share of all newly imported vehicles being fully electric by 2025," Kiptoo said.

According to the energy regulator, Kenya had registered 3,700 electric vehicles in Kenya as of December 2023, with about 90 percent of them being two- and three-wheelers.

Alexander Korner, program management officer heading UNEP's Global Electric Mobility Program, said UNEP is providing financial and technical support for the campaign that aims to tackle the challenges that hinder the transition to electric mobility.