EP29 Beyond Journeys: Albin Wilson, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Opibus: Leading an EV Revolution In Kenya
This is a conversation with Albin Wilson
🎙️ Albin Wilson is an engineer by trade but has a passion for telling stories and for challenging endeavours. He co-founded the electric vehicle company Uniti in Sweden but has since moved to Nairobi, Kenya to join Opibus, an electric vehicle manufacturer. At Opibus, Albin is in charge of strategy and marketing supporting Opibus’ mission to electrify Africa. With products made and uniquely tailored for their environment, Opibus has a commitment to keeping their products locally made. The company is founded on three pillars of work; electric conversion systems, electric motorcycles and energy and charging solutions. These pillars ensure that from start to finish, the products Opibus produce support a fully sustainable ecosystem while also building toward a more environmentally conscious future. All while creating local jobs and building products that make sense for the local use case – designed in Kenya, for Africa.
🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Albin talks about:
💡 1.) the opportunities for zero emissions vehicles in Kenya
💡 2.) how they are converting safari vehicles to electric
💡 3.) how to convince motorcycle owners to make the switch to EV
💡 4.) what local energy production needs to be made possible to charge the vehicles
💡 5.) how Kenya could deal with the downstream energy grid challenges when there are millions of EVs to charge
This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.
Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/