The Africa Electric mobility week exhibition is set for Saturday.

The Africa Electric mobility week exhibition is set for Saturday.

Editor Wakesho

The Africa electric mobility week exhibition is set for 29th October at Waterfront mall -Karen, Nairobi.  The week began with a series of webinars which started on Tuesday covering several topics around e-mobility. The one-day electric mobility exhibition will feature over 20 e-mobility companies and attract over 1,000 attendees from all over the continent.

Some of the sessions focus on:

i) Business readiness for e-mobility start-ups in Africa

ii) Unlocking the market for electric 4-wheelers

iii) Guide to policy development for e-mobility in African economies

iv) Boosting academic research in e-mobility in Africa

Day 1 featured discussions on:

  • Innovative business models for financing commercial electric vehicles, such as buses and taxis
  • Pay as You Go as a tool for accessibility in Africa’s EV transition
  • EVs and renewables, technology and business innovations

Day 2 featured discussions on:

  • Charging infrastructure — lessons from around the world on pitfalls and opportunities
  • Standards as a told for safety and quality in Africa’s EV transition
  • Boosting gender equality and social inclusion in the electric mobility ecosystem

Day 3  focused on:

  • Instruments for national/regional financing for the e-mobility transition
  • Innovative business models for financing electric 2-wheelers and bicycles
  • EVs in mini-grids; A viable business?

The Africa E-Mobility Week is being hosted by the Association for Electric Mobility and Development in Africa (AEMDA), with support from the Africa E-Mobility Industry Action (AFEMI), together with other key partners in Africa’s E-mobility ecosystem. Following the event and e-mobility exhibition day, a report on Africa’s priorities for E-mobility will also be submitted to the COP27 happening in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to inform investors and government stakeholders across the globe.

To mark the event, a new electric vehicle charging station will be launched at the Waterfront mall.