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July 25, 2023
  • Roam is thrilled to be short-listed as finalists for the EarthShot Prize Award, the most prestigious global environment prize in history, founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation. 
  • The award aims to discover, celebrate and scale innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet.  Winners of the award are granted 1 million pounds as a prize to support them in their quest for a more sustainable future. 
  • This recognization goes a long way in helping us as Roam to incentivise change within Kenya's mobility industry and to actualize a future free of polluting diesel engines.

The Roam Air is an electric motorcycle adapted and designed in detail for the African use-case, equipped with swappable batteries

Prince William has today named Roam as one of the worldwide finalists of the Earthshot Prize. This is a global environmental initiative that finds and spotlights ground-breaking solutions across the world with the potential to fix the climate crisis. 

This is the second annual Earthshot Prize Finalist list and Roam is proud to be the only African electric mobility company to be listed. This speaks to our mission to offer electric mobility solutions that support emission reduction targets, putting Africa firmly on a trajectory towards a stable climate.

The EarthShot Prize is centered on five environmental goals that are to, Protect and Restore Nature, Clean our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World, and Fix our Climate. Roam has been shortlisted in the Clean Our Air category. Five of the eventual winners will be selected by the Earthshot Prize Council comprising of influential individuals committed to championing positive environmental action such as Jack Ma, Dr Ngozi Okonjo - Iweala, and Sir David Attenborough.

The Roam Rapid is the first-ever, electric mass-transit bus in Kenya

As COP27 approaches, this acknowledgement by EarthShot is exactly in line with our objectives to accelerate action towards fighting climate change. We are excited to be one of the companies recognized with the potential to create the greatest impact on the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet.

"Reaching the finals of the Earthshot Prize Award is no small feat and we are honoured to be one of the finalists. We see ourselves as innovators, leaders, and visionaries working with the urgency required to provide an alternative to fuel-based transportation that causes harm to the environment. We are addressing the source of the climate change challenge - carbon emissions - and offering electric mobility a foot to stand on." - Albin Wilson, Chief Strategy & Product Officer at Roam.

The Roam AIr is the next-generation electric motorcycle

As one of the shortlisted nominees Roam will receive tailored support and opportunities to help scale our work from the Earthshot Prize Global Alliance, a network of organisations that share the ambition of the Prize to repair the planet. We are taking on the hard challenge of transport decarbonization and we’re glad to have the support of such a prestigious institution. The Earthshot Prize awards ceremony will take place on Friday, December 2nd in Boston. It will air across Africa on Multichoice and on YouTube on Sunday, December 4th 2022.

The Roam Rapid and The Roam Air are the electric mobility solutions of East Africa

About the Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize which aims to discover and scale the best solutions to help repair our planet during this decisive decade. Every year, for the next 10 years, the Earthshot Prize finds and rewards solutions to five "Earthshot" goals.

About Roam

Roam is a Swedish-Kenyan technology company that develops, designs and deploys electric vehicles tailored for the African continent, leading the transition to sustainable transport. Founded in 2017, it became the first company to deliver locally produced electric motorcycles and buses. With nearly 130 employees, Roam is today the leading provider of electric vehicles in Africa and was recently listed on TIME magazine's top 100 most innovative companies.


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Website: https://www.roammotors.com/

E-mail: albin.wilson@opibus.se