Solar-powered electric tricycles

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April 2020
Headquarters 7 Diani Cl, Nairobi, Kenya

Solar-powered electric tricycles - Economic empowerment through affordable solar-powered electric mobility and power.

Solar-E-Cycle provides affordable mobility and power to the poorest populations on the planet by implementing a network at small franchises to rapidly lease millions of vehicles.

By providing solar energy, GPS, GSM, Electric mobility, ebike technology, PAYGo and IoT through small franchised businesses, this solution aims to reduce the lack of clean, smart and affordable mobility solutions. Addressing the predominant use of fossil fuel engines either for transportation or the power sector, as well as unhealthy and dangerous kerosene lamps, this solution provides electric mobility and off-grid electricity with solar energy. Each tricycle is equipped with an onboard data collection and power management system to optimize vehicle performance. Thanks to its business model, this solution enables rapid deployment at low costs while offering a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel engines.

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Key features

  • Each vehicle saves up to 3,4 t CO2-eq during its lifetime
  • Up to 1500 Wh per day of solar power


  • Payback time reached after 18 months

Categories of Application

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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Kenya, Morocco,

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