Rwanda: 200 electric buses for Kigali

The Rwandan government plans to introduce 200 electric buses in the capital Kigali. The company Vivo Energy and the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) are in charge of procurement.

Together with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the City of Kigali, Vivo Energy completed a feasibility study on the electrification of the public bus fleet in Kigali. It is not clear who will build the buses or when they will be delivered – but apparently, they could hit the streets sooner than later.

“Everything that’s required for the seamless delivery and introduction of the electric buses will be in place in the coming months”, said Kigali Mayor Pudence Rubingisa.

“Rwanda has ambitious green development goals that will support the country to counter the effects of climate change on people and the economy”, said Hans Paulsen, Executive Vice President East & Southern Africa, Vivo Energy. “The introduction of electric buses in Kigali will not only contribute to the development of sustainable transportation but also serve as an exemplary initiative for other cities in Africa to follow.”


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