Kenya's hospitality industry has taken a giant leap by embracing electric vehicles (EVs) for guest transfers. An hotel fleet manager in the country recently launched a fleet of electric cars, making them the first hospitality logistics provider in Africa to lead the electric revolution in the region.
By adopting electric vehicles for guest transfers, hotels have taken a proactive step in minimising their environmental impact. Electric cars produce zero tailpipe emissions, resulting in cleaner air and a reduction in greenhouse gases. This eco-friendly approach aligns with the country's sustainability goals, making Kenya a frontrunner in green transport in Africa.
With fuel prices surging nearly 85 percent over the last five years, the Kenyan hospitality industry faced significant operational challenges. The rising fuel costs put tremendous pressure on hotels' profit margins, forcing them to innovate to reduce expenses while conserving the environment.