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E-mobility company that assembles bikes and operates battery swapping stations

  • Company
  • Energy
  • East Africa
  • 2023
  • Active

The challenge

The boda boda industry, comprised of commercial motorcycle riders who ferry passengers and make deliveries, forms a vital part of the informal sector across East Africa. This network of over five million riders creates income-generating opportunities for millions, but riders spend roughly 41% of their daily gross earnings on fuel.

The innovation

Ampersand’s electric two-wheelers replace fuel with battery swapping, boosting daily take-home pay to approximately $3.80, a 46% increase. The bikes offer superior performance and a 80km range, covering a rider’s typical daily range of 100-150km with convenient swaps.