EkoRent, a leading Finnish electric mobility company operating under local name EkoRent Africa, announced the launch of Nopia Ride, the first ever full electric mobility service in East Africa.
In the first phase of the investment program, the company has kickstarted operations that is set to see the number of electric vehicles increase to several hundred by the end of the year.
Flagging off the electric cars at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Head of Public Health Dr. Ombacho lauded the move by EkoRent terming it as timely in environment conservation as well as an admirable gesture by the private sector.
These vehicles can be easily re-charged around Nairobi in several conveniently located Nopia Charging Bays.
Nopia vehicles are easy to locate and book using Nopia mobile app now available for download. By tapping pick-up and destination point the app shows the estimated price for your ride. Besides cash, the trip can easily be paid using embedded MPesa Xpress functionality.
“Nairobi is a fast-growing city with considerable traffic congestion. The World bank reports that the transport sector accounted for more than half of all the carbon dioxide emissions Kenya produced in 2014. Nairobi City can benefit from Nopia electric ride service that helps in solving the increasing emission and urban transportation challenges while creating jobs for the populace.” Said Juha.