KPLC announced plans to gain a larger share of the electric vehicle market by building nationwide charging stations and lobbying for lower import taxes for the non-fuel-driven vehicles. The electricity distributor stated it would create a network of the public electric vehicle charging stations, addressing one of Kenya’s biggest barriers to electric vehicle adoption.
It’s also in discussions with the state about lowering taxes on the electric vehicles and charging station equipment in order to meet the state’s goal of having at least 5% of registered vehicles be non-petrol. In its bid to diversify from selling electricity to homes and businesses, the utility is eyeing electricity charging stations as a new revenue stream.
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