Kiri EV recently announced its plans to launch electric motorcycles and scooters under the brand name “Kiri”. The CEO of Kiri said “We are proud to introduce for the first time, a complete ecosystem of electric vehicles in Kenya. Sustainable and environmentally modes of transportation are the need of time. The Kiri EV range of electric vehicles is going to be our contribution towards, alternative, sustainable and eco-friendly modes of transportation”.
Kiri has already gone live with its official website, which currently lists one electric scooter, called the Funstar and two electric motorcycles, the Nomad and Moran. The vehicles are powered by dry lithium-ion batteries. The cost of driving Kiri’s electric vehicles in an average can go as low as Kshs 1 per Kilometre vs double that for a petrol-powered motorcycle, thus entailing direct and substantial economic benefits to the users.