Kenya’s Electric Mobility Market Barriers Launch 2021

The Association for Electric Mobility and Development in Africa (AEMDA) is an industry association that is advocating for the rapid transition to a low-carbon transport sector in East Africa, powered by electric vehicles.

AEMDA intends to support market players in making a positive impact on Kenya’s mobility space. This is achieved through. developing knowledge resources, providing market-based networking opportunities, and establishing a seat on local/regional policymaking activities.

On the 21st of May, The Association for Electric Mobility and Development in Africa (AEMDA) launched the findings on EV market barriers in Kenya. The purpose of the launch was to inform stakeholders about the current barriers to E-mobility entry and business in Kenya. The event was open to the public, and approximately 70 people attended, the majority of whom were from East Africa.

Importation, policy, standards, standardisation, stakeholder engagement, and consumer awareness were among the six thematic areas covered by the findings. More than 60% of Kenya’s E-mobility market participants were represented in the report.

AEMDA is geared towards engaging government bodies and private sector players in policy amendment activities that promote the adoption of electric vehicles not only in Kenya but also in neighbouring countries.

AEMDA will not only engage private sector players, but it will also integrate its members into existing technical committees in government bodies to ensure regulatory developments meet the country’s electric mobility needs.

Clean transportation is an important component in supporting Kenya in meeting its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030.

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