March 21

Clean Transport Volvo Delivers Its 1st Electric Heavy-Duty Truck in Africa

By Jennifer Sensiba

In some ways, it’s going to be a little easier to electrify transportation in developing countries. While the top selling car in history is the Toyota Corolla, its sales are dwarfed by the Honda Super Cub and its variants, and motorcycle sales are dwarfed by those of bicycles like the Chinese Flying Pigeon.

Motorcycles and scooters have become increasingly popular in developing nations due to their low cost, fuel efficiency, and ease of use. They require less maintenance than cars, are easier to maneuver through city streets, and can save money on fuel costs. Furthermore, in many countries where infrastructure is limited or nonexistent, two-wheeled vehicles provide a reliable form of transportation for those living in rural areas who may not have access to cars. In other cases, motorcycles and scooters are the only option for those living in urban areas due to congestion and limited road space. This combination of convenience and cost factors has made them a common solution for many people in developing countries around the world.

Photo courtesy of New York City Department of Transportation.

Source: Clean Technica (link opens in a new window)

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