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20/03/2020 News

Partnership agreement with ASOBO


Total Access to Energy Solutions set up a partnership agreement with ASOBO for the deployment of electric mobility for fishermen on Lake Victoria.

Concluded in February 2020, the agreement which notably includes a financial support from Total should accelerate the deployment of ASOBO “propulsion as a service” offer on the Kenyan shores of Lake Victoria. 

The 40 000 fishermen operating on this lake spend most of their income on petrol, oil and maintenance of their boat’s thermal engines, while emitting 350,000 tons of CO2 per year, endangering their health and polluting the ecosystems.  

ASOBO offers a complete package including electric motor rental, system maintenance and daily charging of the batterie. This offer will be provided on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis to allow affordability and cost predictability for the fishermen. To do so, ASOBO will operate a solar powered charging and distribution network to provide a reliable and sustainable solution for fishermen. 

ASOBO’s solution should therefore allow fishermen to increase their final income by reducing their costs, while also benefiting from a safer and more comfortable work environment.