Opibus is a Kenyan maker of electric vehicles and has announced its rebranding to Roam in order to reflect its expanded vision.
Opibus now Roam’s initial focus was to convert electric vehicles for safari, mining, and utility markets. It believes it has deployed many electric vehicle conversions. The company also continues to develop new platforms. In fact, the company launched the first African-designed and built electric motorcycle and bus. This was a new era.
As such, the company says: “Our focus has therefore expanded. Opibus needed to change, it changed to Roam.”
What does the name stand for? It means to travel over a wide area signifying the company’s exploration of the African continent. This shift is a result of its expansion into new emerging markets and, most importantly, our strategic shift in focusing more on areas within the transportation system that are the largest carbon emitters.
This startup has a clear vision to help electrify Africa’s transport and energy systems through reliable, accessible, and connected products. This shift will see the business focus on mass-utilization products. Products that can be used every hour of every day.
The products are the next generation of its prototypes and will be divided under the brand with the following segments: Roam Motorcycles, Roam Transit (buses), Roam Energy & Charging, and Muse (our conversions for the Mining, Utility and Safari segment).