Ampersand Battery Swapping Network - An electric mobility energy network for light vehicles in Africa which is cheaper and more powerful
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 competitive cost 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. 35 motorbikes and batteries have now covered well over 1.3 million km on the streets of Kigali since May 2019. Ampersand has 7200 drivers signed up to our waiting list.
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