Roam Lunches The Roam Hub: A Multi-Goal Electrical Bike Charging Station

Roam, a know-how firm that develops, designs, and deploys electrical autos tailor-made for the African continent, launched the primary Roam Hub this morning in Nairobi. The Roam Hub is a multi-purpose electrical motorbike charging station. Although it’s nonetheless attainable to cost the Roam Air at dwelling, the Roam Hub acts as an ecosystem resolution for drivers, offering them with public entry to battery charging and battery rental companies as they run their day-to-day operations.

Designed with the versatile wants of electrical car customers in thoughts, the Roam Hub is specifically tailor-made to fulfill the calls for of boda-boda operators, who’re the mainstay of the motorbike taxi {industry} in Kenya. The stations are additionally outfitted with spare elements and staffed with educated technicians who can present upkeep and restore companies as wanted. Along with these after-sales companies, the Roam Hub websites additionally function public entry factors for know-how and software program updates on the Roam Air, making them one-stop-shops for the completely different wants riders might have.

This launch meets one of many firm’s core objectives of providing a holistic and hassle-free driving expertise to its prospects. The Roam Hub charging stations are strategically situated on the coronary heart of busy city areas, particularly, Complete Energies Lusaka Highway (the flagship location), Waiyaki Manner, and Ngong Highway. The roll-out of this devoted charging community for electrical motorbike riders is a vital step in Roam’s imaginative and prescient in the direction of decarbonizing Kenya’s transport sector.

“At Roam, we imagine that simplifying the charging expertise is important to electrical motorbike adoption and buyer satisfaction,” stated Habib Lukaya, Power & Charging Product Supervisor. 

“We’re assured that this hassle-free charging expertise is what’s going to finally flip the boda boda {industry} electrical.” 

Romain Petiteau, Head of Power & Charging at Roam, added, “This can be a landmark second. The launch of the Roam Hub demonstrates our potential to advance our sustainability and electrification objectives by means of a flexible set of charging options and know-how choices. With our industry-leading electrification ambitions, we will change the way forward for electrical bikes in Kenya.” 

The Roam Hub charging stations are outfitted with quick chargers able to charging the Roam Air, the corporate’s electrical motorbike, in lower than an hour. The stations are additionally powered partly by photo voltaic power and are designed with an interoperability operate that enables different electrical autos from Roam’s companions to be serviced at these areas.

The stations are all-encompassing providing battery rental companies, battery charging, and after-sales companies, making the Roam Hub the last word resolution for the variable wants of electrical motorbike riders.

Roam’s strategy for the Roam Hub is kind of attention-grabbing and permits for flexibility. Electrical motorbike operators can due to this fact select to personal their very own battery and have it charged on the Roam Hub, or they’ll go for a battery rental, giving them the choice for a number of swaps per day as wanted relying on the space they cowl per day. For people who personal the batteries, they’ve the pliability to cost them at dwelling, and finally when coupled with acceptable inverters, these batteries might finally be used for different productive use instances in addition to dwelling backup programs throughout energy outages. It’s nice to see charging infrastructure growth to help Kenya’s electrical motorbike sector. 

Photographs courtesy of Roam


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