01 Dec

Electric Vehicles(EVs) are key to cutting CO2 emissions and a growing fleet of EVs is crucial to achieving one of the key resolutions at the just concluded COP 27, namely, boosting "low-emissions energy". 

Yesterday we attended and participated in; Net Zero Accra: E-mobility Advocacy Platform event, organized by Impact Hub Accra, and witnessed the sharing of vibrant ideas from a number of sustainably conscious and environmentally enthusiastic young people, as well as the exhibition of innovative Electric Vehicles (EVs), from indigenous and continental Startups who are leading the way in the emerging EVs manufacturing sector in Africa.

Valarie Larbi giving a presentation about Mana Mobility. Image: YRE Ghana

Exhibiting at the event were Mana Mobility, who are designing and manufacturing the first African-conscious, economically inclusive and environmentally friendly EVs, using reusable materials and also championing the conversation on the #inclusion of #reuseable and #recylable waste in the manufacturing value chain.

Image: YRE // Mana Mobility electric Cargo Bike

Another exhibitor was mobility company MAXwho are making available and accessible, electric motorcycles at an affordable and installment convenient payment plan.

Image: YRE// Rosemary interviewing Head of Company at MAX Ghana 

Image: YRE // Rosemary, National Coordinatior YRE testing MAX electric motorbike

Image: YRE// MAX Motorbikes

Lastly, we spoke to Kofa, the indigenous Ghanaian energy technology company dominating the Ghana EVs space with their high-end battery-powered motorcycle and battery swap service stations in Ghana - a service they're extending to other EV users.

Image: YRE// The Osu Maŋtsɛ Nii Nortey Owuo IV in conversation with the team from Kofa

From the ideas presented and shared, to the products showcased at yesterday's #NetZero event, it is evident that Africa is witnessing a proliferation of young people who are in a conscious race to ensure that their countries and local communities are not left behind in the journey to achieving the #NetZero and #NetPositive agenda. 

To fast-track the expedition of this, with the consequences of #climatecrisis already being experienced, we need to as a matter of obligation and responsibility, continue to advocate to our leaders and policymakers, for the inclusion of reusable and recyclable waste in the manufacturing value chain.

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