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Two-wheeled mobility blazes a path for Africa’s green transit future

Two-wheeled mobility blazes a path for Africa’s green transit future

FROM four wheels to two, or even three - the pursuit of cost-effective transportation is accelerating the adoption of electric bikes in Africa as gas prices soar. Analysis shows that e-bikes, with their considerable cost advantages, are spreading much faster than other electric vehicles on the continent, with e-commerce and delivery services driving market penetration. Light, battery-powered transportation models are becoming especially popular in Africa's major cities, where demand for daily commutes is growing rapidly. Kenya has become a hotspot of e-bike growth after a number of start-ups chose to set up shop in the country's capital. In February 2021,…
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Across Africa, commuters hop on two wheels

Across Africa, commuters hop on two wheels

SETH ONYANGO, BIRD NEWSROOM FROM four wheels to two wheels... More Africans are taking motorcycles to work than ever before, as the two-wheeled mobility option proliferates on the continent ― and promises an electric option. Hopping onto a motorbike to go to work could soon be your regular mode of commute, as Africa ― faced with rapid urbanisation and population growth - diversifies its mobility options. Whether you call it a moto-taxi or a boda-boda (equally notorious for their deafening noise and noxious exhaust emissions) the two-wheeled options is also likely to become a lot more environmentally friendly in the…
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