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Kenyan Autopax and Ghanaian Kofa to Launch Electric Motorcycles

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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A ground-breaking deal has been reached by the Ghanaian battery company Kofa and the Kenyan automaker Autopax to begin the assembly and distribution of a special model of electric motorcycle that has been meticulously planned and extensively tested in Kenya and Ghana for the African market. 

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The signing ceremony, which took place in Nairobi on February 15, 2024, changed the course of environmentally friendly transportation options in Kenya and throughout Africa.

The Alliance Between Autopax and Kofa 

This tactical alliance supports President William Ruto’s government Green Transport Initiative, which aims to tackle the urgent issues of climate change and drastically cut carbon emissions. 

In order to address the challenges posed by climate change, the world is currently transitioning from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles to environmentally sustainable transport systems. This partnership comes at this time.

Increased production of electric motorcycles will result from the partnership signed during the Africa Tech Summit in Nairobi. The country’s goal is to transition entirely to green transportation by 2030.

The Benefits of The Collaboration Between Autopax and Kofa 

“This collaboration not only represents a major step towards cleaner transport but also demonstrates our commitment to innovative solutions that meet the specific needs of Kenyan businesses and entrepreneurs,” stated Joy Kalua, CEO of Autopax. 

Respecting Kenyan localization laws, Autopax Limited will supervise the assembly of the motorcycles and the manufacture of local components. To ensure broad accessibility and customer support, the company will also establish a strong distribution network throughout Kenya and the larger East and Central Africa region. 

CEO of Autopax, Kenya speaks: 

Joy Kalua went on, “Our partnership represents a significant advancement in sustainable mobility and highlights our commitment to innovative strategies catered to the unique needs of Kenyan businesses and trailblazers.”

In order to make sure that the high-tech, daring, and most useful electric motorcycle can withstand the demanding conditions of boda-boda, corporate services, and personal use, it is currently undergoing extremely rigorous testing in several parts of Kenya. In order to accommodate the heavy and frequent usage patterns typical of the Kenyan and African markets, the motorcycle design places an emphasis on efficiency and durability.

CEO of Kofa, Ghana Speaks: 

Eric Nygard, the CEO of Kofa, stated, “We will establish a sustainable battery swap network throughout the region, offering a dependable solution for energy storage and management.”

Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) indicates that imports of motorcycles declined significantly during the first three quarters of this year when compared to 2022 figures.

Partnership Enforces Unity Within Africa 

The partnership demonstrates Ghana’s and Kenya’s dedication to leading the way in sustainable mobility solutions across Africa.

The partners are committed to offering a robust solution that addresses environmental concerns and provides practical, affordable, and reliable transportation options for Kenya’s developing market. The objectives go beyond business in an effort to provide workable mobility solutions that will empower the ambitions of Africa as a whole.

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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