Kenya Electric Vehicle Market (2024-2030) | Share, Analysis, Growth, Company, Size, strategy, industry, Outlook

Market Forecast By Vehicle Types (Two-Wheeler, Passenger Vehicle, Bus, Trucks), By Regions (Central Region, Coastal Region, Rift Valley, Eastern Region, Western Region, Northern Region) and competitive landscape

Product Code: ETC002510 Publication Date: Mar 2023 Updated Date: Jan 2024 Product Type: Report
Publisher: 6Wresearch No. of Pages: 70 No. of Figures: 35 No. of Tables: 5

Topics Covered in the Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Report

The Kenya Electric Vehicle Market report thoroughly covers the market by propulsion, vehicle drive type, vehicle top speed and competitive landscape. The report provides an unbiased and detailed analysis of the ongoing market trends, opportunities/high growth areas, and market drivers which would help the stakeholders to devise and align their market strategies according to the current and future market dynamics.

Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Synopsis

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the impact of climate change, more and more nations are turning towards environmentally friendly transport options. Kenya is no exception. In recent years, the eastern African country has witnessed a growing interest in electric vehicles (EVs) as a way of curbing air pollution and reducing its carbon footprint. This has led to the emergence of a vibrant Kenya electric vehicles market. Additionally, one of the biggest trends in the Kenya electric vehicles industry is a shift towards using EVs for commercial transport. As more and more companies adopt EVs for delivery or ride-hail services, the demand for such vehicles has surged.

Another key trend is the rise in the use of e-motorbikes, which are especially popular in densely populated urban areas. These bikes are ideal for navigating narrow streets and offer a more cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional petrol-powered motorcycles. However, despite the positive outlook for the Kenya electric vehicles market, there are still significant challenges that need to be addressed. Firstly, EVs remain relatively expensive when compared to their petrol-powered counterparts. This high cost is a major barrier to the adoption of EVs, especially for low-income households. Secondly, charging infrastructure remains a challenge, particularly in rural areas where access to reliable and affordable electricity is often limited. Finally, there's the issue of skills development. With EV technology still new to Kenya, there's a need to train more mechanics and technicians to handle the maintenance and repair of these vehicles.

According to 6Wresearch, Kenya Electric Vehicle Market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 57.9% during 2024-2030. Kenya boasts a high potential for electricity generation from renewable sources, which is supported by ambitious green energy policies. The government plans to increase the share of renewable energy in the country's total energy mix. Since electric vehicles run on electricity, the growth of renewable energy sources will directly stimulate the growth of the EV market in the country. Further, as a way of reducing dependence on fossil-fueled vehicles, the Kenyan government has put in place policies to support the adoption of electric cars. The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum recently eliminated taxes on electric vehicles with a battery capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or less. All this aims to promote the adoption of EVs and reduce carbon emissions.

The policy change has led to the arrival of the first shipment of several new electric bus fleets to Kenya, and there are plans to put in place charging infrastructure to power them. Moreover, the growth of the electric vehicle market in Kenya has been enabled, in part, by price reductions over the last few years. Electric vehicles are expensive, with high sticker prices compared to conventional vehicles. However, prices are dropping, and as technology advances and production scales, costs come down. Besides, the total cost of ownership of electric vehicles is less than that of gasoline-powered cars in the longer term, based on their lower maintenance costs and savings in fuel costs. Therefore, the falling cost of EVs is making them more accessible to the growing middle-class population in Kenya.

Government Initiatives Introduced in the Kenya Electric Vehicle Market

Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly changing the way people think about transportation, and Kenya is not left behind in this revolution. The global electric vehicle market is expected to surpass $800 billion by 2027. In Kenya, the government is pushing to adopt electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions, enhance energy security, and promote economic growth. These cunnings will strengthen Kenya Electric Vehicle Market share. Further, although the Kenyan EV market is still in its infancy, the increasing awareness of EVs' benefits and the government's willingness to invest in the EV ecosystem are rapidly transforming this market.

Key Players in the Kenya Electric Vehicle Market

There are several companies that are exploring the electric vehicles market in Kenya. Among the key players is the Kenyan start-up, EeMobi, which provides affordable and eco-friendly mobility solutions to people in urban areas. Another key player is Bollore Logistics, a French firm, which has been partnering with the Kenyan government to set up infrastructure for electric vehicles. Moreover, some of the key companies hold substantial Africa Electric Vehicle Market share. Additionally, electric motorcycles are also gaining popularity in the Kenyan market. Several companies such as ReaMod, New Electric, and Juiced Bikes, are now offering electric motorcycles to Kenyan consumers. These motorcycles are not only cost-effective in terms of fuel consumption but also offer a quieter and smoother ride.

Market by Propulsion Type

The two main types of propulsion systems for EVs are battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). BEVs are entirely electric and do not have an internal combustion engine. The vehicle is powered by one or more electric motors and a battery pack. On the other hand, PHEVs have an electric motor and a gasoline engine. The electric motor powers the car for short distances, and once the battery is depleted, the gasoline engine kicks in to supplement power.

Additionally, BEVs are becoming increasingly popular in Kenya. They are entirely electric, emit no tailpipe emissions, and are great for use in urban areas where emissions restrictions are tighter. However, they have some limitations. One big hindrance is the distance the car can cover on one charge. This range is heavily dependent on the battery size and can vary from 100 to 300 kilometers. Charging also presents a challenge as charging infrastructure is still developing in Kenya. However, the BEV's running and maintenance costs are lower compared to that of a PHEV.

Market by Vehicle Drive Type

There are two main drive types available for electric vehicles, front-wheel drive (FWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD). FWD vehicles, as the name suggests, have power sent to the front wheels. FWD vehicles are generally cheaper to produce, as the layout is simpler and requires less space than RWD. They also offer better traction in low-grip conditions such as rain and snow, making them a better choice for those living in areas with bad weather. Additionally, this drive type constitutes significant Kenya Electric Vehicle Market revenues. RWD vehicles, on the other hand, deliver power to the back wheels.

RWD vehicles offer better handling and more balanced weight distribution, making them a popular choice for sports cars and luxury vehicles. Further, in terms of performance, both FWD and RWD vehicles have their pros and cons. FWD vehicles are lighter due to their simpler layout, making them more efficient. They also have a low center of gravity, resulting in better manoeuvrability. RWD vehicles, on the other hand, have better grip on the road, especially during acceleration, as the weight shifts to the back wheels. RWD cars have better handling, making them more fun to drive.

Key Attractiveness of the Report

  • 10 Years Market Numbers.
  • Historical Data Starting from 2020 to 2023.
  • Base Year: 2023
  • Forecast Data until 2030.
  • Key Performance Indicators Impacting the Market.
  • Major Upcoming Developments and Projects.

Key Highlights of the Report:

  • Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Overview
  • Kenya Electric Vehicle0 Market Outlook
  • Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Forecast
  • Historical Data of Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues for the PeriodΒ 2020-2030
  • Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Size and Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Forecast of Revenues Until 2030
  • Historical Data and Forecast of Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Types, for the period 2020-2030
  • Historical Data and Forecast of Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Regions, for the period 2020-2030
  • Market Drivers and Restraints
  • Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Trends and Industry Life Cycle
  • Market Opportunity Assessment
  • Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Share, By Players
  • Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Overview on Competitive Benchmarking
  • Company Profiles
  • Key Strategic Recommendations

Β Markets Covered

The Kenya electric vehicle market 0report provides a detailed analysis of the following market segments:

By Vehicle Types

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Two-Wheeler
  • Bus
  • Truck

By Regions

  • Central Region
  • Coastal Region
  • Rift Valley
  • Eastern Region
  • Western Region
  • Northern Region
Kenya Electric Vehicle Market (2024-2030): FAQs
The Africa Electric Vehicle (EV) ECU market is on the rise due to supported by ambitious green energy policies and developing EV charging infrastructure.
The BEVs are becoming increasingly popular in Kenya. They are entirely electric, emit no tailpipe emissions, and are great for use in urban areas where emissions restrictions are tighter.
The FWD vehicles are generally cheaper to produce and are popular, as the layout is simpler and requires less space than RWD in Kenya.
Some of the significant companies in the Kenya Electric Vehicle Market include EeMobi and Bollore Logistics.
Yes, we have covered a detailed impact of the Covid 19 pandemic in this study.
Yes, we provide customisation as per your requirements. To learn more, feel free to contact us on sales@6wresearch.com
1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
2.1 Report Description
2.2 Key Highlights
2.3 Market Scope & Segmentation
2.4 Research Methodology
2.5 Assumptions
3. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Overview
3.1 Country Indicators
3.2 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues and Volume, 2020-2030F
3.3 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenue Share, By Vehicle Types, 2020 & 2030F
3.4 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenue Share, By Regions, 2020 & 2030F
3.5 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market - Industry Life Cycle
3.6 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market - Porter’s Five Forces
4. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Dynamics
4.1 Impact Analysis
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
5. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Trends
6. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Overview, By Vehicles Types
6.1 Kenya Electric Passenger Vehicle Market Revenues and Volume, 2020-2030F
6.2 Kenya Electric Bus Market Revenues and Volume, 2020-2030F
6.3 Kenya Electric Two-Wheelers Market Revenues and Volume, 2020-2030F
6.4 Kenya Electric Truck Market Revenues and Volume, 2020-2030F
7. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Overview, By Regions
7.1 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Coastal Region, 2020-2030F
7.2 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Central Region, 2020-2030F
7.3 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Rift Valley, 2020-2030F
7.4 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Eastern Region, 2020-2030F
7.5 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Western Region, 2020-2030F
7.6 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenues, By Northern Region, 2020-2030F
8. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Key Performance Indicators
9. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Opportunity Assessment
9.1 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Opportunity Assessment, By Vehicle Types, 2030F
9.2 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Opportunity Assessment, By Regions, 2030F
10. Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Competitive Landscape
10.1 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Revenue Share, By Companies, 2023
10.2 Kenya Electric Vehicle Market Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating & Technical Parameters
11. Company Profiles
12. Key Strategic Recommendations
13. Disclaimer
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