For: Emergi: Innovators in Sustainability

Emergi is introducing electric kekehs in Liberia

Why are we doing this?

Emergi wants to introduce a more sustainable and inclusive means of transport! This means:

  • Less pollution in the city
  • Less noise for the driver
  • More income for the driver
  • Inclusion of female drivers
  • Better service for customers
  • Reduced cost of ownership (from US$4,000 to US$2,500 per year)
  • Reduced CO2 emissions and a positive impact on the environment
  • Liberia's resilience is improved as locally produced renewable energy reduces dependency on unreliable gasoline import
 
Why are we doing this in Liberia specifically?
  • Big impact because the transport sector in Liberia is outdated
  • More straightforward to create a positive change due to the size of the country
  • Liberia has many difficult challenges; by overcoming them we can learn a lot and scale up quickly in neighboring countries

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