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Electric taxis — a welcome drop in Nairobi′s pool of emissions | Africa | DW

Four months after Tom Ambani acquired his electric powered Nissan Leaf, the 40-year-old father of four can’t imagine his job without it.

“The car is powerful, silent, does not pollute the environment and it’s saving me good money,” he told DW. Ambani is a taxi driver with Nopia, a ride-sharing company which offers zero-emission transport in the bustling city.

Launched in Kenya in August 2018 by Finnish company EkoRent — which started out as an electric car rental app in Helsinki — Nopia  has so far installed five charging stations in three locations, including the Two…

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