(Ecofin Agency) - Ampersand, a startup focused on the East African market and whose main activity consists in assembling electric cars, announced that it has tested four models of electricity powered bikes which are less polluting.
The startup spent three years on research to be able to assemble those two-wheel ecological machines. After the experimentation phase, Ampersand is planning to start commercialization of these machines by the end of 2019 in Rwanda and later proceed to other East African countries.
By conceiving those low carbon production and less polluting machines, Ampersand targets a market of more than 3 million motorcycle riders and potential buyers in East Africa.
“Motor riders use a large part of their revenues to buy fuel. With electric energy, we allow those riders to save $900 per year in fuel bill. Our machines will be less costly compared to those using fuel”, Josh Whale, Ampersand’s founder, said.