Super Metro Go Electric
Plans to launch electric buses followed a successful trial with BasiGo, a Kenyan electric bus company.
Super Metro Sacco chairperson, Nelson Mwangi Nduki, noted that the matatu company had ordered 10 electric buses.
Beginning in January 2023, the electric-powered matatu would begin transporting people along several Nairobi routes.
The new electric buses will be equipped with technology that let commuters track their real-time progress, unlike their diesel-powered matatus.
"We have actually ordered for 10 electric buses. Some are set to arrive in December and start operating in January," said Mwangi.
"The new electric buses will be branded with Super Metro colours," he added.
He pointed out that the decision to add electric buses to their fleet that now travels various routes would necessitate infrastructure improvements, including the installation of charging stations.
The buses are advertised as reliable and less expensive to operate than those fueled by diesel, in addition to being trackable.
Additionally, a premium passenger coach with synthetic leather seats, a silent drive, a screen, WiFi, and charging ports will be available.
Super Metro would aid in the nation's efforts to combat climate change as the new buses will emit no emissions.
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