Monday, May 20, 2024

From Gas to Green: My Journey to Electric Cars in Kigali

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On my trips from Gacicuro to Town and back, I only used up 2% of my battery. That’s like 20 minutes each way, totaling just 40 minutes. Then, when I drove from Muzanze back to Gacicuro, which took a hefty 2 hours and 30 minutes, I only used 17% of my charge. That’s a total game-changer! And thanks to the sweet perks and promos from KABISA, I haven’t even needed to charge my new BYD at home, saving me a boatload of Rwanda Francs. Seriously, it’s been beyond measure!

I was stuck renting these ancient used cars when I moved to Kigali. Rwanda’s got stunning scenery, but let me tell you, the car scene? Not so pretty. Buying new or imported cars to a landlocked country is outrageously expensive! Those rentals were total nightmares. They were constantly breaking down or causing some trouble. I kid you not; I had to haul them to the garage for repairs at least five times a month. And once, a rental guy charged me 247k for new brakes! Lesson learned: always read the fine print. 

My last attempt with a fuel-charged car was a 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan rented for a staggering 1.6 million RWF (approximately $1300 monthly). Because renting any vehicle less than ten years old is considered brand new, Rwanda hasn’t mastered the formula of creating affordable car note options, so they charge rates that make it nearly impossible to rent newer vehicles. That disaster sent me back to Nick, desperate to sort things out. But you know what they say: when you know better, you do better. 

I’m not just the owner of a KABISA Electric Car; I’m a full-fledged Brand Ambassador. Because I genuinely believe this is the future, I’ve finally hit my Zen-era living in Kigali. I’ve got a driver, a housekeeper, a security guard, and an EV that won’t fail me or stress me out.  

From Gas to Green: My Journey to Electric Cars in Kigali

Now you know I can’t tell you all of this without offering exclusive deals on my platform 🙂 So, if you’ve ever been curious about EVs, ready to purchase one, or want to chat about them, hit me up! I’m more than happy to spill the tea about my new findings and offer you specials you won’t find anywhere! 

Email me at [email protected] or message me on WhatsApp at +250 793-761 126 and thank me now. 

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