September 2020
Headquarters Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street, Windhoek, Namibia
In collaboration with MovinOn

EBIKES4AFRICA - Enabling access to affordable e-mobility, solar recharge and customised container hubs to communities across Africa.

Ebikes4Africa provides customised electric two-wheelers, solar recharge infrastructure and modular container hubs as a solution to challenges faced by local communities. Products are designed to meet the testing conditions of African environments and include a simplified, but robust design at an affordable price, while an open-source approach facilitates self-service and maintenance.

Access to transport and energy are often the main concerns faced by communities across Africa. With a lack of access to vital services, opportunities to reach markets, business areas, educational and health facilities become limited, and there's a pressing need for more affordable, effective and sustainable alternatives. In peri-urban areas in Namibia, people spend up to 1/3 of their disposal income on mobility needs. Mobility in the delivery industry is dominated by fuel-driven motorbikes (125cc), causing pollution, congestion and health risks. With e-mobility booming globally and Africa being the ideal continent for solar energy, Ebikes4Africa introduced electric two-wheelers, solar recharge stations and customised container hubs as a solution to communal needs. E-bicycles and e-scooters are designed to meet the challenging conditions of African environments and provide reliability at an affordable price, while an open-source approach facilitates self-service and maintenance. In addition, E-Hubs – modified shipping containers fitted with solar recharge and e-bikes – provide modular solutions to communities. The Hubs include an efficient DC/DC solar recharge system to charge a variety of Li-Ion batteries, which can be swapped to eliminate the inconvenience of waiting for the battery to charge. E-Hubs offer an easy to install, turn-key ready unit, also for remote or unserviced settlements.

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Key features

  • iFePO4 battery swapping and direct DC/DC solar charging system to provide convenient mobility with 0 tailpipe emission
  • Open source, simplified and modular to facilitate implementation and maintenance
  • 90% reduction of carbon emissions
  • No direct emissions or noise pollution


  • 50% Cheaper than Mainstream Alternative
  • Payback time less than 2 years

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Activity Region

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Uganda, Namibia,

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