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EBIKES4AFRICA

A solution to urban mobility challenges in africa

September 2020
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01.

Identification

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.

Label Date September 2020
Parent Company MovinOn
From Namibia
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For New clients, Funding, Partners,

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 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
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 50% Cheaper than Mainstream Alternative
  • Payback time less than 2 years
04.

Activity Region

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Africa

Uganda, Namibia,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

ebikes4africa.org

Ebikes4Africa works to mobilise local communities through e-mobility and solar powered services.

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Headquarters F399+V3 Windhoek, Namibia
06.

Parent Company

MovinOn

Premier écosystème mondial de co-innovation autour des défis de la mobilité durable.

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Headquarters 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
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