TotalEnergies has partnered with Ampersand, a Rwandan-based company, to launch electric motorcycle battery swapping and charging stations in Kenya.
With nearly 400 bikes on the road and 35,000 swaps per month, Ampersand is pioneering the switch to electric motorbikes which they believe will save on fuel and maintenance while doubling the boda boda riders’ income.
Ampersand aims to offer a fit-for-purpose motorcycle, a reliable battery that costs less than fuel and advanced swapped technology.
This means the Kenyan motorcycle industry will enjoy affordable clean energy whereas every driver using Ampersand electric bike reduces carbon emissions by more than 80 per cent.
Boda boda riders in Nairobi will be able to swap in TotalEnergies in Hurlingham, Dagoretti and Mountain View service stations.
The battery swap is done within minutes and the swap stations will enable drivers to exchange their depleted batteries for recharged ones in the different locations.
The charging stations will provide clean, affordable and reliable energy powered by electricity, which aligns with TotalEnergies mission.
Total Energies and Ampersand are building a Kenya that is powered by clean energy that is accessible, safe and affordable for all.