First Ever 100% Electric Car’ Arrives Kenya – Guess Who Owns It


A 100% electric car has been spotted in Nairobi and it has been found that Knights Energy is the company promoting the car in Kenya.

The team leader of the company said that a Nissan brand, costing $10,000 (£7,600) and is simple to drive, has zero emissions and very cheap on maintenance.

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According to the leader, only five people in Kenya have the car. The car is 100% electric, has electric chargers and is also solar powered.

This Instagram post by marieeveassuncaodenis shows an image of the electric car spotted in Nairobi.

I saw an electric car in Nairobi! ????

A photo posted by Marie-Ève Assunçao-Denis (@marieeveassuncaodenis) on

A 100% electric car is an automobile that is moved by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy.

The electric energy is usually stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device. Electric motors bestows 100% electric car with torque, that aids acceleration. They are also around three times as efficient as cars with an internal combustion engine.

In December 2015, more than 30 models of highway legal all-electric passenger cars and utility vans were manufactured and ready for retail sales. But it was not available in all countries and could only be seen mainly in the United States, China, Japan, and Western European countries.

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By the end of 2015, about 720,000 light-duty pure electric cars were sold worldwide out of total global sales of 1.2 million plug-in electric cars sold since 2010. The world’s top selling highway-capable electric car ever is the Nissan Leaf.

The brand was released in December 2010, with almost 220,000 units sold worldwide by mid-April 2016.  The Tesla Model S, released in June 2012, ranks second with global sales of about 120,000 units through March 2016.