October 18

Bboxx and Ampersand Join Forces to Develop Electric Mobility in Rwanda

By Benoit-Ivan Wansi

Ampersand has signed an agreement with the British solar home systems provider Bboxx. The two companies will collaborate on the development of green mobility through the deployment of electric motorbikes in Rwanda.

In Rwanda, British solar home systems provider Bboxx is partnering with Kigali-based mobility start-up Ampersand to boost sales of its electric motorbikes. The two-wheelers will be financed by Bboxx through its mobile payment solutions, including Bboxx’s Pulse app. This is a fully integrated pay-as-you-drive operating system that streamlines the business operations of Ampersand’s customers.

According to the two partners, the partnership aims to develop an alternative to the use of combustion-powered vehicles by allowing drivers to save up to 40% on the purchase of their e-motorbikes. Ultimately, this will contribute to the reduction of 4.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030 in Rwanda.

Photo courtesy of IMF Focus | Transportation.

Source: Afrik21 (link opens in a new window)

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