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Two Frenchmen convert Nairobi's motorcycle taxis to electric

2023-12-04T16:19:14.086Z

Highlights: Two Frenchmen convert Nairobi's motorcycle taxis to electric. Jason Gras and Émile Fulcheri have created the start-up Stima. The operation lasted barely a minute, including payment by mobile phone (280 shillings, or 1.80 euros) and the motorcycle taxi leaves with a range of 80 kilometres. The first is a graduate of the École des Mines and the IAE of Saint-Étienne. They met in 2018 when they enrolled at Mines Paris.


FIGARO DEMAIN - In Kenya, Jason Gras and Émile Fulcheri have created the start-up Stima, which contributes to the climate transition.


We met in front of the Ojijo charging centre in Nairobi's Westlands district. "Matatus" (minibuses) and "boda bodas" (motorcycle taxis) trumpeted through this crowded thoroughfare in the city centre. The room, a simple orange container, houses about fifty batteries. As soon as the metal curtain is raised, a driver equipped with an electric motorcycle comes to park in front of the platform. Jason Gras, co-founder of Stima, changes the motorcycle's battery in two turns of the keys. The operation lasted barely a minute, including payment by mobile phone (280 shillings, or 1.80 euros) and the motorcycle taxi leaves with a range of 80 kilometres.

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Jason Gras and Émile Fulcheri have been living in Nairobi for three years now. The first is a graduate of the École des Mines and the IAE of Saint-Étienne. Émile Fulcheri is a graduate of Centrale Nantes and DTU, the Danish University of Technology. They met in 2018 when they enrolled at Mines Paris...

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