2022 CE • Kenya
"The Roam Rapid is an all-electric mass transit bus that was just introduced by the Kenyan startup Roam . . . The business introduced the Roam Rapid, the first electric bus in Kenya intended for public transit, late last year after raising US$7.5 million in equity and grant funding . . . The bus has a 384 kWh battery pack, which gives it a 360-kilometer range . . . Roam Rapid is setting the path for Africa’s next-generation public transportation system and boasts zero exhaust emissions and little noise pollution. With its long battery life, bus companies need not worry about recharging their vehicles during the day."
TechGist Africa, "Roam launch first electric bus for public transportation in Kenya," Further Africa, September 7, 2022.
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