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Chinese-Made Electric Buses Launch in Nairobi

A still from a CGTN report on the launch of BYD buses in Nairobi

The Kenyan mobility startup BasiGo has assembled its first electric buses, using components from the Chinese automaker Build Your Dream (BYD).

BasiGo closed a $4.3 million seed funding round in February to assemble and sell electric-powered buses. The company plans to supply more than 1,000 mass transit electric buses to operators throughout Kenya over the next five years. 

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