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Chinese Presence at Climate Summit So Far Limited to e-Vehicle Photo-Op

Kenyan President William Ruto driving himself to the African Climate Summit venue in a Chinese-made electric car. Image: Presidential Communication Service

The highlight of the Africa Climate Summit (ACS) for Chinese e-vehicle manufacturers was President William Ruto’s self-drive from the State House to the Kenyatta International Convention Center in a small, bright yellow e-car.

Manufactured in Liuzhou, China, the Air Yetu was assembled in Nairobi in a partnership between Kenyan EV company Autopax and China’s SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW). Yetu is Swahili for ‘Ours’.

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