In 2016, four entrepreneurs from different countries formed a start-up called Ampersand with a mission to transform Rwanda into a mass market for commercial electric motorcycles.
In a market like Rwanda where commercial taxi motorcycles rely on expensive fuel, e-Motos are seen as an option to reduce operating expenses and hopefully drive the decline in transport fares.
For two year, Ampersand has been carrying out research and development to ascertain the viability of its initiative in East Africa.
Company owners say they analysed the pricing, driver preferences, political and market conditions and they found out that Rwanda was more open to businesses like their own.
Full article: Electric Motorcycle News