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ENGIE Equatorial, an integrated energy services provider, commissioned a solar hybrid mini-grid in the Lolwe island, bringing power to > 3,800 households and businesses and powering a productive hub. In this context, the e-mobility pilot aims to deploy and test 15 electric outboards for fishing applications to reduce the environmental impact of polluting Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). The project will test the economic and technical feasibility of different business models, strictly focused on fishing applications on Lake Victoria.
Academic papers and blog posts are publicly available to share experiences and lessons learned with a focus on the technical, environmental, social, economic and commercial aspects of the systems. By sharing their experience, ENGIE Equatorial intends to support similar projects and other developers to accelerate the global transition towards more sustainable and low-carbon mobility.
15 boats equipped with electric outboards and Li-ion battery banks were introduced as the e-mobility solution.
|Max capacity of vehicle(s)||
|Decision on target market||
|Energy requirements for individual vehicles||
|Max operating distance per single charge||The maximum operating range observed so far is between 20-45 km depending on the speed, loading and weather conditions on the lake|
|Battery type||Li-ion batteries|
|Inhouse DRE capacity to power e-mobility solution||
|Energy storage & backup power||