Member - Ampersand

Ampersand offers electric motorcycles and a battery swap station network to power the motorcycle taxi drivers of Africa.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2014
Company Size 57
Member Type
Founders Josh Whale
Headquarters KK 697 St, Kigali, Rwanda
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Ampersand offers electric motorcycles and a battery swap station network to power the motorcycle taxi drivers of East Africa. A driver can purchase or lease a motorcycle from Ampersand at a cost competitive with petrol incumbents. Batteries are owned by Ampersand and provided to drivers as a service. Drivers pay for the electricity the same way as petrol – they only pay for what they use. When a new battery is needed, a driver can quickly swap it out for a new one at one of Ampersand’s many conveniently located swap stations, without having to wait for it to charge.
Headquarters KK 697 St, Kigali, Rwanda

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