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April 23, 2024
  • Roam has announced a strategic partnership with QuickMart, a renowned convenience store chain, to launch Roam Hub Charging Stations across their locations.
  • This collaboration addresses the growing need for convenient and widespread electric motorcycle charging infrastructure, contributing to Roam's mission of promoting sustainable and accessible electric transportation.
  • The integration of charging infrastructure near shopping centers is a positive initiative that will foster synergies among the stores, their customers, and electric motorcycle riders, contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly economy.

Roam Hub Service Station located at Quickmart Roysambu

11th April, Nairobi, Kenya - Recognizing the need for accessible and convenient charging infrastructure, Roam has collaborated with QuickMart, known for its widespread network of conveniently located stores.

These innovative charging stations are designed to revolutionize the way boda boda riders charge their electric motorcycle batteries while on the go.

Most importantly, The Roam Hub stands out as a versatile charging station that can be installed at any location. Its foundation is on open technology signifying its ability to accommodate a wide range of electric vehicle types, from electric motorcycles to electric bicycles.

To date, Roam has four operational Roam Hub charging stations spread out within Nairobi which have led to the creation of over 20 jobs. In total, these stations have handled 4,000 charging & rental transactions. This means they have sold more than 10 Mwh of energy and hence powered more than 250,000 electric kilometres all over the city.

This initiative addresses the charging infrastructure gap, enabling riders to power up their Roam Air electric motorcycles easily while close to busy city centres that can lead to more business for the stores and the boda boda riders, enabling a thriving sustainable economy.

The first Roam Hub Charging Stations at QuickMart locations have launched already as of today. The initial phase will see the installation of charging stations in select locations, with plans to expand to additional stores in the coming months.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with QuickMart to bring the Roam Hub Charging Center to their premises. This partnership not only enhances the accessibility of electric vehicle charging but also aligns with our commitment to integrating sustainable solutions into everyday life," said Habib Lukaya, Energy & Charging Product Manager at Roam.

“QuickMart, known for its customer-centric approach and commitment to innovation, sees this collaboration as a step towards a greener future. "Jacques Dome, Deputy CEO at QuickMart, stated, "As a forward-thinking retail chain, we are excited to partner with Roam to provide our customers with the convenience of electric motorcycle charging.”

About Quickmart

Quickmart Ltd is a homegrown supermarket established in 2006 with its first branch in Nakuru town. They have grown over the years and so far have a total of 60 branches in 16 counties across Kenya with a total workforce of 7,000+ employees.

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 200 employees, Roam is todaythe leading provider of electric vehicles in Africa and was recently a finalist in Prince Williams, Earth Shot Prize.