Ampersand builds affordable electric vehicles and charging systems for the five million motorcycle taxi riders in East Africa. We are creating a world where motorcycle transport is cleaner and more profitable for its customers than ever before. Switching to electric vehicles doubles a driver’s income and moves Africa towards a carbon-free future.
Our guiding philosophy is to provide riders with a motorcycle and power that costs less to buy and operate, outperforms their current setup in every way, and is electric to boot. Battery swapping is faster than refueling, costs less than a tank of gas, and gets the driver farther. We take care of maintenance, repairs and spare parts and the financing that drivers rely on is also available, but on better terms.
Ampersand’s battery swap system allows motorcycle taxi riders to easily replace dead batteries with fully charged ones at one of the swap stations, using hydroelectric power from national grids.