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.