Electric Buses Introduced on New Routes in Nairobi; How to Track One
Electric Bus Company BasiGo announced the introduction of new buses to the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) – Buruburu route.
In a statement dated Thursday, February 16, BasiGo partnered with OMA Sacco to offer electric bus services to Kenyans along Jogoo Road.
The company indicated that the buses would also reach Civil Servants, popularly known as Civo.
Photo collage between Super Metro bus and a BasiGO electric bus picking up passengers in Nairobi CBD
“New route unlocked. Two BasiGo electric buses are now operating along the CBD – Buruburu- Civil Servants (CIVO) route.
“Thank you to OMA Sacco for being a pioneer in clean public transport in Nairobi,” read the statement in part.
Earlier, BasiGo, in partnership with Super Metro, introduced electric bus services to five routes, including Kikuyu and Kitengela.
Other routes were Juja, Imara Daima and Ngong.
Additionally, the company revealed that Kenyans wishing to ride on electric buses could track them on their phone to monitor their location.
How to Track
To track the buses, one is required to visit BasiGo Live – smartbus-locator(dot)basi-go(dot)com.
Select the specific bus they wish to travel in. The buses included in the list are the CitiHoppa bus, East Shuttle, Oma bus and Super Metro.
You will then be notified whether the bus is at the stage or en route.
In case the bus leaves the terminus, one can monitor the movements of the buses through the designated route.
The electric bus set to be launched in Kenyan market by BasiGo from March 2022