Rwanda goes electric with locally made motorbikes

For 12 years Didier Ndabahariye has been ferrying passengers around the streets of Kigali — one of the thousands of motorbike taxi drivers, known locally as a motos.

Recently, he switched his usual ride for getting around Rwanda’s capital for one of the first electric motorbikes on the African continent, according to a BBC report.

“In the first days, things were not good because I was not used to riding e-motos and the bike sometimes cut-off.

“However I went on working, and soon I knew many things about how the bike works and how to ride it. Then I started saving more money,” Didier explains.

He is one of 60 drivers riding an electric motorbike from the Rwandan firm Ampersand.

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