October 31

Electric Mass Transit Bus Debuts in Nairobi

By Halligan Agade

The first of 100 electric mass transit buses hit the streets of Nairobi on Wednesday as part of a dual effort to address climate change concerns and develop a bus rapid transport system (BRT).

The Roam Company developed the bus for Nairobi and says the electric bus launch represents a shift toward better public transport.

“We can have people ride in comfort and enjoy the ride with a clear conscience because we’re talking about zero emissions”.

It is also hoped that the BRT, once fully employed, helps reduce some of the traffic on Nairobi highways and bring some order to the city’s unregulated public transportation structure.

Photo courtesy of Bob Adams.

Source: CGTN Africa (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Technology, Transportation
climate change, electric vehicles, transportation