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3 October 2020

Importation and taxation of electric vehicles in Kenya

Proposals for alignment of the registration process

Proposals for alignment of the registration process

In this study, we identified the impact of taxes on early adoption of electric mobility in Kenya and proposed measures for accelerated adoption of this technology.

Since the vehicle market in Kenya relies entirely on imported new and used vehicles, regulations for import and taxation play a key role in the availability and affordability of vehicles. Current import fees and taxes incur disproportional costs on electric vehicles and thus are not apt for promoting their increased uptake.

The report is one out of three reports (see here and here) on electric mobility by Strathmore University and Knights Energy. The study is funded by the Advancing Transport Climate Strategies in Rapidly Motorising Countries project (TraCS), a project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).


24 Pages
Language: English
    Authors (alphabetical order):
  • Anne Wambugu
  • Felix Kamiri
  • Francis Romano
  • Ignatius Maranga
  • Japeth Kipkirui

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