Roam has today announced the launch of Africa’s first Roam Hub, a multi-purpose electric motorcycle charging station.
Though it is still possible to charge the Roam Air at home, the Roam Hub acts as an ecosystem solution for drivers providing them with public access to battery charging and battery rental services as they run their day-to-day operations.
Designed with the versatile needs of electric vehicle users in mind, the Roam Hub is specially tailored to meet the demands of boda-boda operators, who are the mainstay of the motorcycle taxi industry in Kenya.
The stations are also equipped with spare parts and staffed with trained technicians who can provide maintenance and repair services as needed.
In addition to these after-sales services, the Roam Hub sites also serve as public access points for technology and software updates on the Roam Air making them one-stop-shops for the different needs riders may have.
This launch meets one of the company’s core goals of offering a holistic and hassle-free riding experience to its customers. The Roam Hub charging stations are strategically located at the heart of busy urban areas namely: Total Energies Lusaka Road (the flagship location), Waiyaki Way, and Ngong Road.
The roll-out of this dedicated charging network for electric motorcycle riders is an important step in Roam’s vision towards decarbonising Kenya’s boda-boda sector.
"At Roam, we believe that simplifying the charging experience is essential to electric motorcycle adoption and customer satisfaction," said Habib Lukaya, Energy & Charging Product Manager. "With these three initial service stations, we believe that the Roam Hub will play a key role in providing sustainable transportation solutions for the people of Kenya. We are confident that this hassle-free charging experience is what will eventually turn the boda boda industry electric.”
“This is a landmark moment. The launch of the Roam Hub demonstrates our ability to advance our sustainability and electrification goals through a versatile set of charging solutions and technology offerings. With our industry-leading electrification ambitions, we can change the future of electric motorcycles in Kenya.” Romain Petiteau, Head of Energy & Charging.
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. Roam is today the leading provider of electric vehicles in Africa and was recently a finalist in Prince Williams, Earth Shot Prize.
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