electric motorcycles

Kenya President William Ruto arriving at the Africa Climate Summit after driving himself from State House in an Autopax Air EV Yetu. Image courtesy of Citizen TV on X.

Is There Really “Structural Overcapacity” of EVs & Solar that “the World Cannot Absorb”?

Last week, China’s President, Xi Jinping, was in Paris, France. Again, there were calls for China to address “Structural Overcapacity” that “will lead to Chinese EVs flooding Europe.” The loudest call came from Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, who said “China continues to massively support its … [continued]

Bolt Partners With M-KOPA To Launch Electric Motorcycle Fleet In Kenya — Will Deploy 5,000…

Bolt, a leading on-demand mobility company in Africa, in collaboration with M-KOPA, a leading African fintech platform, today announced the launch of its electric bike fleet in Kenya. Through this partnership, new and existing drivers will have the opportunity to lease ROAM and Ampersand electric motorbikes at a discounted price … [continued]

MAX & Kofa Partner for TAILG Jidi Electric Motorcycle Financing in Ghana

Lagos-headquartered MAX describes itself as a technology-enabled company driven by a vision to solve mobility challenges in Africa. MAX has over fourteen branches across Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ghana. It says its work helps to democratise access to vehicle ownership and empower mobility entrepreneurs with financial support services. MAX’s website adds … [continued]

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Solar-Powered Battery Swap Stations Could Speed Rwanda’s Shift to Electric “Motos”

Like many parts of Africa, motorcycles are the most popular form of transportation among Rwanda’s 13.3 million people. Whether they’re commuting to work or school, transporting jugs of water from the local taps, or just running everyday errands, people on “motos” can be found zipping up and down most busy … [continued]