NopeaRide is Africa’s first all-electric taxi company and delivery service (Nopea Xpress). NopeaRide has a large fleet of electric vehicles with as many charging stations in the Kenyan capital. Drivers and customers connect via a platform from a mobile application.
According to InfraCo Africa, Africa’s metropolitan areas are expected to be home to an additional 950 million people by 2050. Against the backdrop of such rapid urban growth, combined with limited public transport and the dependence of transport vehicles on fossil fuels, traffic congestion is expected to increase and worsen air quality in Africa’s major cities.
Therefore, it is necessary to invest in more environmentally friendly mobility solutions such as NopeaRide. The electric vehicles and charging stations not only reduce CO2 emissions, but also lower the operating and maintenance costs of the fleet compared to taxis with combustion engines. According to InfraCo Africa, these savings are reflected in EkoRent Africa’s revenues, which are 30–50% higher than traditional taxis.