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October 18, 2023
  • Today marks a great milestone in sustainable transportation as Roam announces the official start of the Roam Move bus operation. The Roam Move is their locally assembled electric shuttle bus.
  • Their pilot partners include big players in the transport sector such as: Riara Schools, KBS Sacco, Virginia Coach, ZamZam Sacco and Good Testimony Schools.
  • The start of the electric shuttle bus operation promises a quieter, cleaner, and more economical way to get around the city, especially with rising fuel prices and the urgent need to reduce the carbon footprint generated by the transport sector.

The Roam Move Electric Shuttle Bus on Display During the Roam Move Launch

18th October, Nairobi, Kenya - Roam, has announced the official start of the Roam Move electric shuttle bus operation. The Roam Move is the second bus type by the company (the first being the Roam Rapid, their electric mass transit bus.) Since this is a locally assembled electric shuttle bus, this pilot program marks a significant milestone in Roam’s commitment to providing clean and efficient urban mobility solutions.

Roam Move is not just a product; it's a commitment to a cleaner future. By picking the Roam Move, partners such as Riara Schools, KBS Sacco, Virginia Coach, ZamZam Sacco and Good Testimony Schools, all are choosing to be part of a sustainable urban transportation solution that benefits the environment and our community.

Passenger's view once they board the bus

The Roam Move runs solely on electricity to eliminate emissions and make a substantial impact on reducing the urban transportation carbon footprint. Inside, passengers can enjoy their journeys with spacious, comfortable seating and air conditioning. Moreover, the Roam Move's electric motor guarantees a noise-pollution-free and zero-emissions experience, benefiting passengers and the communities it serves. Notably, it has a carrying capacity of 51 passengers and a range of 200km.

Financiers, NGOs, Bus operators, and Press all interating during the launch event

The Roam Move offers a range of benefits, with one standout feature being its low maintenance requirements in comparison to its diesel-run counterparts. This not only keeps operational costs significantly lower, reducing expenses by up to 50%, but also guarantees that bus operators can maximize efficiency and minimise maintenance overheads. These substantial cost savings for operators translate into affordable and budget-friendly rides for everyday commuters, ensuring that sustainable travel is accessible to all.

Dennis Wakaba, addressing guests during the launch event

"We are thrilled to officially launch the Roam Move bus operation and introduce an innovative, sustainable transportation solution to the city of Nairobi," said Dennis Wakaba, Country Sales Executive at Roam. "Our mission is to enhance urban mobility while minimizing environmental impact, and the Roam Move is a prime example of that commitment. We believe this will revolutionize the way people travel within the city, making it more convenient and eco-friendly."

About Roam 

Roam is a 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 over 200 employees, Roam is today the leading provider of electric vehicles in Africa and was recently a 2022 finalist in Prince Williams’, Earth Shot Prize.

Photos: The Roam Move, Commences Operations on Kenyan Roads

Videos: The Roam Move, Commences Operations on Kenyan Roads

Website: https://www.roam-electric.com/

Contact: albin.wilson@roam-electric.com