Amid high fuel costs, Uber launches electric motorbikes in Kenya 🇰🇪 🏍

Amid high fuel costs, Uber launches electric motorbikes in Kenya 🇰🇪 🏍

Uber has revealed an e-mobility product in the Kenyan market—an electric motorbike named One Electric. The launch is key as the worldwide automotive industry plans to transition toward electric vehicles, with countries such as the U.K. planning to phase out vehicles with internal combustion engines. This also marks Uber’s third key product announcement in the Kenyan market this year, following the rollout of an audio recording feature for safety and the integration of M-PESA into its payment system.

Uber has introduced an electric motorbike, named One Electric, to the Kenyan market amid high fuel costs and a global push toward electric mobility. This marks Uber's third major product announcement in Kenya this year, following safety features and payment system integrations. The e-motorbikes, managed by Greenwheels Africa, offer an 80-kilometer range and support Uber's goal of becoming a zero-emissions platform by 2040. The bikes are part of Kenya's efforts to tackle pollution and align with the National Electric Mobility Plan. The launch of electric motorbikes could reduce operational expenses for drivers by 30-35%, benefiting both the environment and the local economy.

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