Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Roam Introduces New Electric Bus Model for Kenyan Mass Transit

    Roam, a company focused on electrifying the mass transit sector in Africa, has unveiled a new electric bus model called the Roam Move. This smaller electric bus is designed to cater to the middle segment of the Matatu sector in Kenya. The Roam Move is a zero-emissions shuttle bus that offers high performance and an exceptional passenger experience. It is equipped with a 170 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 200 km on a single charge. The bus also features fast plug-in battery charging, which fully charges the bus in less than two hours.

    The Roam Move has a spacious interior that can accommodate up to 51 passengers, with ergonomic seating and spacious aisles. It also offers a whisper-quiet ride, reducing noise pollution in densely populated areas. The bus is equipped with cutting-edge safety features, including collision avoidance systems and advanced driver assistance.

    Roam aims to revolutionize public transportation in Kenya by providing a zero-emission solution that addresses air quality challenges and reduces reliance on imported fossil fuels. The company is also committed to supporting local manufacturing and advancing the nation’s sustainability goals. The Roam Move is assembled entirely in Kenya, with the chassis designed for local conditions and specifications. The body of the bus is made in Kenya from locally sourced components and materials.

    The Roam Move is expected to have a significant impact on the mass transit sector in Kenya, replacing diesel buses and reducing maintenance costs by 50%. The bus is not only suitable for urban commuters but also popular with schools that use buses to transport children. The Roam Move offers a reliable and environmentally friendly alternative to diesel school buses.

    Roam’s electric bus models, including the Roam Rapid and the Roam Move, demonstrate the company’s commitment to sustainability and its vision of fostering sustainable transportation solutions in Africa.

    – CleanTechnica: (source URL)
    – Roam