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Noparide introduces electric car ride sharing in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 10 – Finnish company Noparide has introduced a shareable electric car in Nairobi that aims to increase driver’s income by cutting fuel costs. 

Juha Suojanen, the Chief Executive and founder of Ekorent says drivers will earn between 30 to 50 percent more with the Noparide.

He said that users of the electric car can save up to Sh1.7 million by not fueling in 30 months.

“This is a big thing for Kenya and Finland. I hope to see fast progress in this initiative,” said Acting Ambassador Ramases Malaty – Embassy of Finland.

Martin Eshiwani from the Ministry of Transport said Kenya has been dealing with increasing upper respiratory health issues due to pollution.

“Kenyans believe that electric cars are so expensive, we need to educate them that they are not. We are happy as the Ministry of Transport that you have taken this bold initiative,” said Eshiwani during the launch of the car.

The company has installed a charging station at two rivers mall with a plan of rolling out more cars and stations by the end of the year.

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