Kenyan electric mobility startup BasiGo got a major boost on 29th November 2022 after receiving a consignment of 15 fully electric buses. The buses were onboard a ship christened MV Morning Christina which docked at the port of Mombasa on Tuesday.
This comes a few days after the company secured $6.6 Million in funding from leading Autotech Investors to enable the company to begin commercial delivery of locally manufactured electric buses and charging infrastructure through the company’s unique Pay-As-You-Drive financing model.
BasiGo stated that the 15 buses were partially assembled and would now head to AVA Mombasa for final assembly and finishing before making their way to Nairobi for delivery to PSV customers. SpaceYaMagari could not independently verify the said PSV customers of the buses.
Over the last few years, Kenya has experienced a paradigm shift where motorists have been taking up electric cars. Basi Go has been one of the players trying to revolutionize the public service transport sector by introducing fully electric buses. Players in the matatu sector have had different views about electric buses many seem to be open to the idea. As of now, information is emerging that some matatu SACCOs especially those operating within Nairobi have already placed orders for electric buses.