Electric buses were the biggest disruptors of the public transport sector across the country in 2022.
Several electric buses have been operational in Nairobi on a test run according to commuters' rides in the green-energy vehicles. However, a number of residents are yet to access the buses.
Kenyans.co.ke established that there are three companies that operate on several routes within the Nairobi metropolis. Here is how and where you can catch the buses:
One of the firms, Roam Rapid, operates its buses from the Central Business District (CBD) to Limuru via Waiyaki Way.
"The departure time from Koja roundabout to Limuru is 7.00 am while from Limuru to CBD it's 8.15 am. The fare is Ksh100," the company explained.
However, the price differs subject to the point of boarding and alighting. It clarified that the buses pick up and drop passengers at all stages along the stretch.
These include 87, Kinoo, Regen, Muthiga, Uthiru, Mountain View, Kangemi, ABC Place, Safaricom, Westlands, Chiromo, and GPO.
Through a partnership with the Neo Kenya bus company, some of the buses ply the Thika Road Route. The PSVs are available at the Bus Station terminus.
On the other hand, BasiGo produces electric buses for sale. It also offers a number of them to other bus companies such as Super Metro and City Hoppa on lease.
The buses charge the same amount as they do on normal routes ranging between Ksh30 and Ksh100.
Commuters can access the buses at various pickup points at the Kenya National Archives, Kencom and Ambassador stop.
The local firms conduct test runs on various routes on which the ply. Passengers can access the buses based on the availability of seats.
Electric buses are considered a safer option to diesel-operated PSVs as they use green energy and reduce air pollution.