Rwanda bets on electric motorbikes to reduce air pollution

Developed by Ampersand, a U.S – Rwandan electric vehicle company, the project aims to provide a low cost and environmentally friendly mode of transport, especially for motorcycle taxis riders.

In East Africa alone, more than 3 million people earn their livelihood as motorcycles drivers. E-motos are expected to cost between 1,300 dollars and 1,400 dollars, compared to 1,900 dollars for a petrol operated motorcycle.

Plans are in place to launch E-moto throughout Rwanda by late 2019.

Full article: The Africa Report

 


 

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