October 31, 2020

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Kebs licenses LPG automobiles conversion organization

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Kebs licenses LPG cars conversion business


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KEBS workplaces in South C, Nairobi. FILE Photograph | NMG

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Summary

  • The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) benchmarks has certified Knights Energy’s plant for conversion of tourism vans and buses into hybrid autos that will use LPG.
  • The agency was launched by Francis Romano, an ICT engineer, and Swedish-owned Opibus.

The Kenya Bureau of Benchmarks (Kebs) expectations has certified Knights Energy’s plant for conversion of tourism vans and buses into hybrid automobiles that will use LPG.

The agency was launched by Francis Romano, an ICT engineer, and Swedish-owned Opibus.

“The two achieved the necessary benchmarks and we suggested to the Electricity and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) that they be accredited,” said Kebs improvement and trade chief manager Zachariah Lokorito.

“The common for application of liquefied petroleum (LPG) and compressed normal gases as motor fuels for interior combustion engines is now in force and investors are at liberty to enterprise into this line of business.”

He extra that the typical also facilitates conversion of stationary engines this sort of as generators and pumps.

Kebs has also released specifications for electrical motorcycles which has attracted several traders eyeing the boda boda subsector.

In the previous 12 months, Procars Restricted, which converts autos into hybrid automobiles to use LPG and petrol has opened a facility in Nairobi’s industrial area and established up 4 gas stations.