Electric Mobility Consultants

The Opportunity

Nairobi , Kenya  & East Africa

In Nairobi, Kenya, only 15% of journeys are made by private cars. Most are made by Public Transport (Buses and Matatus (65%) and the rest on foot or by bicycle. Few people in low-income areas can afford private motor vehicles, yet the new footpaths and cycle paths that have already been built have primarily benefited affluent neighborhoods where car ownership is more achievable.

Supporting Infrastructure

Green Park Terminals

Green Park Terminals as part of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN), a multi-agency project that seeks to ensure a reliable and efficient transport system in the city.

Green City

Under the UN Recommendations, Kenyans are being encourged to exercise more through walking and encouraged cycle into the CBD which is healthier and faster.

Charging Stations

The Charging Station is set up by both government-funded bodies and private entities are making the EV market more viable day by day.

Developments of Electric Mobility in Kenya

Development of standards for electric vehicles

The Kenya Bureau of Standards has developed and adopted standards that apply to electric vehicles imported into the country. Up until now, a total of 24 standards have been developed and adopted, covering specifications and testing procedures for safety aspects as well as performance and power consumption elements

Endorsement of private and development sector support.

The government is involved in an e-mobility pilot with UN Environment where they will engage the City of Kisumu and Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited through the deployment of a total of 50 electric motorcycles on a pilot basis.

Reduction of excise duty & Import Duty on electric vehicles

The Finance Bill of 2022 has proposed a reduction on the excise duty and Import Duty for all  Electric vehicles assemblers and Manufacturers setting up operations in Kenya.

Through cooperation Between NGOs and Government.

The necessary policy environment and regulatory framework for the uptake of e-mobility are being fast-tracked and awareness is created of the feasibility and advantages of e-mobility in the country.

Value Proposition

Manufactuers & Assemblers

Electric Vehicle Manufacturers & Assemblers the world over face the same range of challenges.

By studying the market for the last 6 years, Frontier links are able to provide customized solutions in the following areas:

  1. Import of Electric Mobility Parts(CKD & SKD) and Complete Units
  2. Bonded Warehouses Management
  3. Localization and Assembly Line Operations
  4. Taxation and Exemptions
  5. Customs policies and Homologation Regulations
  6. HS Codes, SEZs(Special Economic Zones), and Exports to Africa


The Top Reason for people shifting to EVs is mostly Environmental Concerns and Cost Implications. We Advice Government Agencies, Businesses, and Individuals on:

  1. Varieties of EVs in the Market
  2. Emerging trends in the EV Industry
  3. Business Opportunities in the EV Industry

The Future Is Electric Mobility

The adoption of electric-powered vehicles will reduce the levels of noise pollution, air pollution, GHG emissions and overall expenditure on oil imports for the country while creating a more climate-friendly environment. A shift to electric mobility will also lead to creation of employment; directly and indirectly in the automotive, electronics and IT industries as well as in other industries such as in the deployment and operation of charging infrastructure, local assembly and maintenance of EVs and recycling or reuse of the battery at the battery’s end of life. There is therefore need for capacity building through training on development, deployment and maintenance of e-mobility infrastructure.