Emergi, a Dutch start-up specialising in green energy technology, plans to position the first electric vehicle named “Kekeh” on the Liberian market. To transfer from the prototype stage to the production level, Emergi is looking for money. The start-up has recently launched a fundraising campaign to raise EUR 10,000.
A carbon-neutral urban mobility solution could soon be on the Liberian market. The three-wheeled electric vehicle, named “Kekeh,” was developed by Emergi, a Dutch start-up specialising in renewable energy.
The start-up in West Africa is currently faced with a problem: the unavailability of funds to transfer from the prototype stage to the production phase of Kekeh’s electrical power. Emergi has therefore recently initiated a fundraising drive for Liberians.
The campaign, which ends on 4 December 2020, could help mobilise funds to begin a large-scale development of electric vehicles for urban transport, in a context in which galloping fuel shortages are putting pressure on drivers in the capital, Monrovia, and beyond. “With 3,500 euros (just over 746,000 Liberian dollars), we can put additional Kekeh electricity on the market, as well as a solar-powered recharging station,” says Emergi. Initially, the young company aims to collect EUR 10,000.