Kenya’s launch of the continent’s largest wind power farm earlier this year has been hailed by Nissan Group of Africa, the world
leader in electric vehicle manufacture. The Lake Turkana Wind Power farm will add 13% to the Kenyan energy grid when
its 365 wind turbines are fully operational, generating 310 Megawatts of power.
“As President Uhuru Kenyatta noted, when he launched the plant, this is a major
step forward in Kenya becoming the con- tinental leader in renewable energy and achieving its own ambitious green energy target of 100%,” said Nissan Group of Africa’s director of sales and operations Jim Dando.
The Nissan LEAF is historically the world’s best-selling Electric Vehicle, continually setting new benchmarks for its intelligent mobility and associated technological breakthroughs and is a standard bearer for the drive for zero emissions across the world. By March 2019, Nissan LEAF had
surpassed sales of 400,000 vehicles, an EV record marking a truly global shift toward sustainable mobility.
As the final frontier for the automotive industry, Africa has one of the lowest motorisation rates in the world, the young- est population and the fastest growing middle class, but it could also become
the one of the world’s fastest developing
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The Porsche Cayenne contin- ues the SUV’s sporty philosophy while delivering more efficiency and
cheap used vehicles being imported into the African market.
There are only three real solutions to this,
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ccupants. The seats can be ordered
out. Porsche is hard at work devel-
policy outlawing the importation of grey
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oping an all-new model, based on
the Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7,
vehicles and paving the way for the estab-
lishment of an indigenous automotive
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0: 20: 40 split. The luggage com- artment in the Cayenne is fully suit-
launched as a 2018 model. Prices for the Porsche Cayenne start at Kshs 10.4 million. Visit the Porsche
manufacturing sector; an unequivocal commitment by African governments to improving fuel quality; and, a progressive
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the adoption of electric vehicles.
“Not all African countries can immedi- ately adopt electric vehicles because of inconsistent power supplies and a lack
of requisite infrastructure, which explains why the world acclaimed EV, the Nissan LEAF has only been introduced thus far
to South Africa and Mauritius.
“In some countries, such as South Africa, the dependence upon coal fired power generators tends to negate any benefit offered by EV, Kenya however thanks to its progressive energy policies and rich natural energy resources in the shape of hydro, thermal and now wind, provides
a textbook confluence of factors for the introduction and adoption of EV as a very real solution to the current global
pollution crisis precipitated by fossil fuels.” Nissan looks forward to working with
the government of Kenya and the rele- vant stakeholders to help them all work towards protecting the environment and the establishment of a sustainable local automotive sector, which in turn will create sustainable jobs and produce cleaner, safer and affordable vehicles to the market.
“We applaud the government of Kenya’s commitment to renewable energy and we hope it will serve to spur on other coun- tries on the continent to find sustainable solutions to a crisis that is fast becoming
the most critical of our generation.”