Amper­sand Rwan­da Ltd

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.