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e-Bikes are revolutionising mobility in Africa

Electric vehicles have the potential to provide African citizens with cleaner air and economic opportunity in poorer communities.

In February 2021, Kenya-based ARC Ride launched an electric motorcycle-based service for Uber Eats deliveries in Nairobi. Fleet size is currently 35 vehicles but there are plans to grow it to 300 by August. ARC is also building its own charging network using thermal energy generated from volcanic heat.

The United National Environment Program (UNEP) is funding EV projects in several African countries. According to the agency, sales of both electric and traditional two and three-wheeler motorcycles will jump 50% by 2050.

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