Opibus, the Kenyan technology company, has changed its name to ROAM. In an official announcement, the rebrand intends to fit better the electric vehicle manufacturer’s growth in Africa’s transportation sector.
This is more than a name change. It’s a milestone that brings us closer to realizing our ambition as leaders in providing electric mobility solutions and energy systems for the African region. It is exciting to see how far we have come and forging forward. It is even more thrilling seeing there are endless possibilities to what we can achieve in Africa.
Founded in 2017, Opibus has developed, designed, and manufactured EVs to help the African continent transition towards green technology, including the first electric transit busses manufactured in Africa. Earlier this year, they even partnered with Uber to deploy 3,000 electric motorcycles across the continent.
The company is gaining momentum between the financial backing, partnerships, and expanding fleets of electric vehicles. As a result, the rebrand sets the stage for future electrification goals in Africa.
Specifically, the business will split into four different divisions: Roam Motorcycles, Roam Energy (renewables), Roam Charging (EV infrastructure), and Muse (conversions for the Mining, Utility, and Safari vehicles). Together, these segments can create an interdependent and sustainable ecosystem for the transport sector.
The rebirth as Roam represents a scaling up and hopeful vision for more electric vehicles and energy system solutions. They have our support, and we will keep you updated on all the latest developments.