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Rwanda vows to
acquire 20% electric
public transport buses
by 2030

By Hauwa Ali

The Rwandan
government has vowed
to convert 20 per cent

of its public
transportation to
electric vehicles by

Rwanda’s Environment
Management Authority
(REMA) Deputy
Director General,

revealed this in an
interview recently.He
was also the lead
negotiator for Rwanda
at COP27.

The target, according to
REMA, will reduce
72,000 tons of carbon
emissions. Rwanda has

1,500 buses, with more
to be added for the
Kigali Bus Rapid Transit
(BRT) system, according
to the Rwanda Green
Fund (Fonerwa).

“Rwanda is
implementing a range
of initiatives to

promote sustainable
mobility in both cities
and rural areas,
including the
introduction of fiscal
and non-fiscal
incentives to catalyze
the adoption of electric
vehicles and
motorbikes,” said

According to him, the
National Sustainable
Mobility Policy is
facilitating the
country’s transition to
e-mobility and
contributing to low-
carbon economic
growth by enhancing
new transport

innovations and
encouraging Rwandans
to utilize public electric
or non-motorized
transport such as
walking or cycling.

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