Kigali E-Bus Mobility Project
In the heart of Rwanda's capital, Kigali, an exciting and innovative project is taking shape — the Kigali E-Bus Mobility Project. The City of Kigali is interested in developing the business model for an AssetCo ecosystem. The Kigali E-Bus Mobility Project is an opportunity for both Rwanda and the City of Kigali to transform their public transportation system in a sustainable way. The introduction of the e-buses also allows the city to upscale their public transportation system as a whole – with the hope of increasing the buses on the road, the reliability of their service, and the affordability for passengers as well as bus operators.
The project entails the formation of an AssetCo which will carry out the procurement of the e-buses and its respective charging infrastructure – allowing the bus operators the financial feasibility to lease the e-buses at affordable rates. The AssetCo business model will be a private-public partnership (PPP) business model to successfully fulfil its obligations. These e-buses will offer a green and efficient alternative to the traditional, fossil-fuel-powered buses currently being used. The Kigali E-Bus Mobility Project and AssetCo is an opportunity to align with the national strategies on transport sustainability in Rwanda. The project will focus on the interactions between the AssetCo and the various other stakeholders, especially regarding the risks and obligations involved in the conducting of the project’s purpose. By engaging a diverse group of stakeholders, leveraging e-buses, and prioritising sustainability, this project offers a promising vision for Kigali's future.
Panteia is leading a group of experts, international (in-house and externally) and local (from Kigali), in legal, financial, and technical fields to supply the best advice on the project at hand. This collaborative effort is between Panteia, Centro Consulenze, and TECOS Ltd. Through the development of the AssetCo’s business model, Panteia and the other collaborators aim to expand their repertoires and expertise in transport and urban planning.