Autopax and SAIC GM WULING AUTOMOBILE COMPANY LIMITED (SGMW) Partner to Introduce Affordable Electric Vehicles to the Kenyan and African Market

Groundbreaking Partnership for Production of Affordable and Reliable Electric Vehicles

Tuesday 27th June, 2023 - Autopax, Kenya’s pioneering Electric Vehicle (EV) company, is delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with SGMW, a leading global automotive manufacturer. Together, we will introduce a range of Electric Vehicles tailored to meet the unique needs of the Kenyan market. This collaboration marks a significant step towards promoting sustainable transportation and fostering a greener future for Kenya. This is in line with Autopax’s tagline – Mobility for Life.

On Wednesday 21st June, 2023, Autopax and global leader in production of Electric Vehicles SGMW signed an Engineering Services and Partnership Agreement at their offices in Liuzhou, Guangxi, P.R. China.

During the historical signing ceremony Autopax was represented by its founder Dr. Isaac Kalua Green while SGMW was represented by directors and the team leader of Overseas Business and Engineering Center Madam Lisa Li.

The CEO of Autopax Ms Joy Kalua confirmed that the company has already received the first batch of Autopax AirEv YETU vehicles here in Kenya for pre-launch trials ahead of the official launch. They come in two models:

1. Autopax AirEv YETU which covers 200 kilometers on full charge.
2. Autopax AirEv YETU Pro which covers 300 kilometers on full charge.

The Autopax CEO Joy Kalua says that the AirEv YETU Electric Vehicles are a result of well thought out world class process and have been tested for the convenience of all local users. The global modern and beautiful looking machines have been designed to meet the mobility needs and deliver affordability, reliability, and sustainability in support of the life aspirations of each individual owner.

About Autopax

Autopax Limited a subsidiary of Green Africa Group is Kenya’s first locally owned company to partner with global automotive leaders to conceptualize and produce an affordable, durable electric car for the African market. This breakthrough follows a seven-year period of relentless team effort by Engineers from Kenya, Germany, Italy, and China.

Known as Autopax AirEv YETU, this electric car will be manufactured in partnership with global leader SGMW in China and will soon be assembled in Kenya. Subsequently AirEv YETU will be mass-produced locally using local components, thus supporting local manufacturing, and creating thousands of local decent jobs.

Autopax Limited has three Divisions namely Certified Preowned Vehicles Division; Electric Vehicles Division; Service and Parts Division. Autopax currently partners with CFAO Group, Cooperative Bank of Kenya and various charging infrastructure companies in Kenya to offer the most affordable, reliable and sustainable products to Kenyan customers. In addition to the Autopax AirEv YETU, Autopax engineers are in the process of creating additional and most reliable electric mobility solutions to meet mobility requirements for African customers.

About SGMW

SAIC GM WULING AUTOMOBILE COMPANYLIMITED (SGMW) is a sino-foreign joint venture automobile company jointly established by SAIC Motor Corporation, General Motors Corporation and Guangxi Automobile Group Co., LTD. (formerly Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Co., LTD.), which is engaging in research, development and production of automobiles.

SGMW has five production bases in Liuzhou, Qingdao, Chongqing and Indonesia. The total sales of SGMW have exceeded 25 million units, with GSEV (global small Electric Vehicle) sales exceeding 1.34 million units, making SGMW the global leader in small Electric Vehicles. Currently, SGMW’s overseas markets have covered more than 40countries and regions including Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, etc.

Autopax being represented by its founder Dr. Isaac Kalua Green and Madam Lisa Li of SGMW during the historical signing ceremony between the two parties.

About Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles are revolutionizing the automotive industry, and their adoption brings numerous advantages that are set to benefit both individuals and the environment. Here are five key advantages of Electric Vehicles:


The cost-effectiveness of Electric Vehicles makes them an appealing option for Kenyan consumers from the very beginning. Here’s how they can save money:

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