Roam, an East African electric motorcycle company, has commissioned a new production facility that will allow for expanded production and have an annual capacity of 50,000 motorcycles while staying a carbon-neutral assembly. The new plant, more than 10,000 square meters in size, is part of the company’s effort to scale up commercial mass production of the Roam Air while improving efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint. This article will delve into the details of Roam’s new production facility, the reasons behind it, and its potential impact on Kenya’s economy and the environment.
Roam’s New Production Facility: The Details
Roam’s new production facility is more than 10,000 square meters in size and is located in Kenya. The new premises will combine the production, distribution, and storage operations under one roof, creating a technology hub and reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint. The new location will enable Roam’s engineers and technicians to increase capacity throughout the assembly process and improve overall safety and quality.
Roam’s new facility is designed to be carbon-neutral, meaning that the company will strive to reduce the carbon emissions created during the production process to zero. The facility will use renewable energy sources and adopt energy-efficient technologies to achieve this goal. Currently, Roam has more than 150 highly skilled employees, within design, engineering, and production, to ensure that the electric motorcycles retain quality and affordability while building local capacity.
Roam’s new production facility operations are being led by Brett Mangel, Chief Operations Officer, who formerly worked at Tesla, where he was part of the team successfully scaling high-quality production for electric vehicles.
Why Roam Commissioned a New Production Facility?
Roam’s decision to commission a new production facility is driven by several factors. Firstly, the company aims to increase its production capacity to meet the growing demand for its electric motorcycles in Kenya and East Africa. The new facility will enable the company to scale up its production process and improve efficiency.
Secondly, Roam is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable mobility solutions. By designing a carbon-neutral facility, the company is taking a step toward achieving its sustainability goals. The facility will use renewable energy sources such as solar power and adopt energy-efficient technologies to reduce carbon emissions.
Lastly, the new facility will help Roam create more job opportunities in Kenya. The company’s expansion plans are expected to create new job opportunities in the engineering, design, and production sectors.
Roam’s Impact on the Kenyan Economy and Environment
Roam’s new production facility is expected to have a significant impact on the Kenyan economy and the environment. Firstly, the expansion of the company’s operations is expected to create new job opportunities for Kenyans, which will contribute to the country’s economic growth.
Secondly, the facility’s carbon-neutral design will help to reduce the carbon emissions associated with Roam’s production process, promoting sustainable mobility solutions. By using renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies, the company is reducing its environmental impact.
Finally, Roam’s expansion is expected to promote the adoption of electric motorcycles in Kenya and East Africa, contributing to the region’s transition to cleaner and more sustainable transportation solutions. The company’s efforts to promote sustainable mobility solutions are aligned with the Kenyan government’s goal to achieve 100% green energy by 2030.
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