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Petrocity and Spiro Set to Bring Electric Mobility to Kenya

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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One of the most well-known fuel station operators in Kenya, Petrocity, has announced an ambitious partnership with Spiro, the largest electric vehicle (EV) player in Africa.

With the goal of revolutionising the EV ecosystem, this partnership will strengthen Spiro’s cutting-edge network of automatic smart battery swap stations and make it easier for them to be installed in key Petrocity locations throughout Kenya and its other operating nations.

Effect Of This Partnership On Electric Vehicles In Africa

Spiro’s strategy to improve electric mobility infrastructure throughout Africa includes a partnership with Petrocity in Kenya. Spiro Chief Executive Kaushik Burman stated, “Africa’s electric mobility landscape is transforming, and our partnership with Petrocity marks a significant milestone in this journey.”

The partnership is also a component of Petrocity’s portfolio diversification strategy. Spiro’s cutting-edge automated smart battery swap stations, scheduled to debut by the end of February, will have an easy-to-use platform thanks to Petrocity’s network of more than 16 gas stations in Kenya and 50 more in Uganda.

At the end of the month, Spiro will introduce automatic swap stations in all of its operating nations, which include Kenya, Benin, Togo, and Rwanda. In the upcoming weeks, 50 more sites will be inaugurated.

This expansion includes strategic locations within Petrocity’s network, significantly boosting the reach and convenience of Spiro’s services. New automated smart swap stations connect riders to Spiro’s pan Africa smart energy network and allow battery swaps in less than a minute. This smart solution ensures that riders can enjoy efficient, uninterrupted travel, making electric vehicles a more viable option for many.

The Strategic Partnership Between Spiro and Petrocity

Spiro’s partnership approach is intrinsically linked to its tech stack and vision for a Pan-African smart energy ecosystem. This approach is designed to foster collaborations that provide access to asset finance, swap station franchises, fleet delivery, and more, enabling a comprehensive network of services that support the growth and accessibility of EVs across Africa.

Spiro can take advantage of Petrocity’s well-established customer base and infrastructure, as well as its broad network and stellar reputation, by collaborating with them. Conversely, Petrocity gains from expanding its line of business and providing a fresh solution to address the rising need for reasonably priced and environmentally friendly transportation.

According to Petrocity Managing Director Aman Kurji, “We at Petrocity are immensely proud to partner with Spiro, Africa’s largest EV player, in this transformative journey towards sustainable mobility.”

Ihrar Kurji, director of Petrocity, continued, “This partnership demonstrates our mutual dedication to cutting carbon emissions and advancing green energy solutions throughout Africa. By working together, we are establishing new benchmarks for energy infrastructure and mobility and opening the door to a more sustainable and clean future.”

Petrocity and Spiro’s partnership benefits society and the environment in addition to the two companies. It is an obvious illustration of how creativity and teamwork can spur good change and add value for all parties involved.

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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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