Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd. (Global Headquarters: Toyohashi-city, Aichi, Japan; President and CEO: Hiroshi Otsuka, “Musashi”) has delivered a fully functional Electric scooter powered by Musashi’s electric motor unit to ARC Ride (Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya; CEO: Jo Hurst-Croft, “ARC Ride”). Musashi and ARC Ride are collaborating to promote the adoption of new E-mobility technologies in Africa.
These innovations are crucial in addressing climate change and decarbonizing current energy systems. This is critical in countries like Kenya which is expecting a rapid growth in its population by 2050. The E-mobility transition in Africa will be a key contributor to the success or failure of the world’s commitment to reach its collective commitment to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions. Musashi and ARC Ride are proud to be at the forefront of this clean technology led transition.
【About ARC Ride】
ARC Ride is a leading African EV company with an assembly plant in Nairobi, Kenya. It has created an EV ecosystem that supports the transition to clean energy mobility systems. ARC Ride designs, builds and assembles Electric 2 wheelers and 3 wheelers as well as a proprietary battery swapping and management platform. ARC Ride enables existing first and last mile transport solutions to go electric and empower a new generation of commuters to embrace personal E-mobility. We are at the forefront of the E-mobility revolution sweeping across Africa.
Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd. is a global auto parts Tier1 company for automobiles and motorcycles, whose headquarters is located in Toyohashi, Japan. It has 35 manufacturing sites spreading across Europe, North and South America, China, and South East Asia. Musashi specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing products such as Differential Assemblies, Transmission Gears and Assemblies, and Linkage and Suspension (L&S) products especially for the future automobiles including electric and autonomous vehicles. Musashi is also generating and expanding new businesses through open innovation with global startups to contribute to the SDGs in wider business domains. MusashiAI, a leading-edge AI technology subsidiary to lead Industry 4.0, is one of the examples.