Leading up to the inaugural Africa Climate Summit [ACS], Africa is on the brink of a significant breakthrough in the realm of clean, cost-effective, and accessible transportation with the emergence of Rall_E. Rall_E is an electric mobility initiative composed of engineers, entrepreneurs, academics, and government officials.
This endeavor serves as a catalyst for sustainable transportation solutions throughout the African continent.
Rall_E, initiated by TES Network, aims to showcase a series of side events organized in conjunction with the Africa Climate Action Summit, with the goal of accelerating sustainable mobility across Africa. These events will unite the electric mobility ecosystem of the continent and provide an exciting precursor to the eagerly awaited Africa Climate Summit [ACS].
The Rall_E event commenced with a vibrant parade on September 3rd, featuring a diverse range of electric vehicles, from bicycles and motorcycles to personal cars and buses, to underscore the potential of electric mobility.
Additionally, an Electric Mobility Pavilion at Uhuru Park showcased cutting-edge developments in electric mobility, bringing together academia, industry leaders, and supporting institutions. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the forefront of sustainable transportation firsthand.
More than 80 investors from around the world gathered, both in person and remotely, to explore investment opportunities and collaborations. In partnership with the Africa E-Mobility Alliance, this dedicated space holds the promise of catalyzing the future of sustainable mobility in Africa.
Ali Mohamed, Kenya’s Special Climate Envoy, expressed, “This is a declaration of Africa’s determination to lead in the electric mobility revolution. With governments, industries, and innovators coming together, we are writing a new chapter for our continent’s sustainable future. This gathering signifies that Kenya and indeed Africa are not only ready but eager to embrace electric mobility as a path to cleaner air, economic growth, and job creation.”
Rall_E embodies the ethos of collaboration and innovation essential for addressing the urgent challenges of climate change. By bringing together stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and finance, Rall_E paves the way for tangible, meaningful changes in the realm of sustainable transportation.
Johnson Sakaja, Governor of Nairobi County, added, “Africa’s journey towards electric mobility is a journey towards a brighter, cleaner, and more prosperous future. Rall_E 2023 is the ignition for this transformative path, where we unite under the banner of sustainability. We believe electric mobility is not just a trend but a commitment to reducing emissions, enhancing energy security, and delivering affordable, reliable transportation to our people.”
Amidst the global climate crisis, this event not only showcases Africa’s potential in the electric mobility sector but also emphasizes the urgency of embracing sustainable solutions to combat climate change. Rall_E stands as a testament to the region’s dedication to sustainability and its commitment to shaping a greener, more environmentally conscious future.