Accelerating E-Mobility Solutions for Social Change

About

The partnership is accelerating the shift to e-mobility in rural Africa by nurturing an innovative ecosystem to address electric mobility challenges and test new technologies and models. This partnership, which deployed electric motorbikes and cargo bikes in rural western Kenya, will continue to scale e-mobility for economic prosperity, job creation and environmental sustainability.

Investing in Impact

P4G invested US $100,000 in this partnership.

By developing solutions to subsidize investment costs and structure financial products for scaling e-mobility, the partnership has unlocked potential funding sources for sustainable mobility. The private sector partners Opibus, Bodawerk, WeTu and Anywhere.Berlin proved the economic viability of e-mobility technologies like e-cargo bikes and e-motorbikes while establishing and training a network of conversion operators for electric 2 – 3 wheelers. These start-up partners adjusted their business models and marketing strategy following customer demand surveys with local user groups and an in-depth pain point analysis. The partnership also analyzed barriers, market opportunities and potential for scaling of leasing pay-go, battery swapping and charging business models.

Together with Perspectives Climate Group, the partnership prepared a feasibility study and blueprint for a CO2 compensation scheme (carbon crediting) outlining possibilities for light vehicle e-mobility stakeholders in East Africa. With support of the financial service providers Intellecap and Tugende, the partnership also explored financing opportunities for scaling both on the consumer side through asset financing as well as on the systemic side through designing a blended finance mechanism.

Through P4G’s Kenyan National Platform, the partnership engaged with relevant ministries to facilitate a robust regulative framework for emobility on the country and national level.

Tagline

Unlock funding for electric 2-3 wheelers

SDG

Status

Completed

Countries of Operation

Kenya ,

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