First Look: 2022 NIU Electric Motorcycle + First Ever Kick Scooter

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:03:15 +0000

The guys and gals over at NIU have been busy this week, with the company pulling off two major product launches that transform the company from a leading manufacturer of connected, electrified Vespa-style scooters to a full-fledged e-mobility powerhouse. The news they want us to share is that NIU has entered the electric kick-scooter market […]

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Patent Filing Reveals High-Tech, Electric Honda Grom

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 17:54:42 +0000

Recent patent filings in Japan reveal that Honda is working on what seems to be a high-tech, electric Honda Grom with a slick, single-sided rear swingarm suspension and 3D-printed mesh seat. And, if the guys at Cycle World are to be believed, we may see the bike’s debut as early as next year! It’s important […]

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Segway is Building a Hydrogen Powered Motorcycle

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 15:30:04 +0000

Segway Ninebot recently revealed plans for an all-new, full-sized electric sportbike promising a 0–60 MPH time of about 4 seconds and a 90+ MPH top speed. Other than the fact that this would be Segway’s first foray into the grown-up motorcycle market, there really wouldn’t be much to say about it — except that there […]

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Ampersand Secures Sub-Saharan Africa’s Largest-Ever Private Investment In Electric Mobility

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 22:00:57 +0000

The transition to electromobility is now well underway across the globe. While record market shares in developed nations such as Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom have been catalyzed by generous incentives and progressive policy, the transition in Africa will most likely be driven by the unit economics in key sectors. In east Africa for […]

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Female-Owned Electric Scooter Delivery Service TPL Onthego Looks To Scale In Zimbabwe

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 18:05:36 +0000

After 6 years in China where she taught English at an international school, Elizabeth returned to Zimbabwe and founded The Purple Lifestyle LTD in January 2019. The Purple Lifestyle was focused on home and office cleaning and disinfection services. Then in early 2020, just after they had been operating for a year, the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Infinite Mobility And Its Solar Electric Vehicle Are Partnering With TukTuk Life For Record-Breaking Trip Around The World

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 22:31:21 +0000

Tuk Tuk Life, with the support of the Norwegian electric vehicle company Infinite Mobility, will attempt to break several world records by driving a solar electric tuk tuk (also known as an auto rickshaw or tricycle) around the world. Here’s a quick summary of the organization attempting the record and the plan: Tuk Tuk Life […]

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The $1,599 Varla Eagle One Electric Scooter Packs Insane Power & Range (CleanTechnica Review)

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 13:00:11 +0000

Electric scooters have taken over the streets of many urban cities, but the lightweight, underpowered scooters comprising the fleets of Bird & Lime leave a bit to be desired for longer range trips, larger riders, and more serious commuting needs. Varla Scooter reached out to us with their offering in the space and it is […]

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Cake’s Kalk AP Electric Motorcycles Can Help Combat Illegal Animal Poaching

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 22:43:54 +0000

Black market poachers and illegal tourist trophy hunters have pushed animals like the black rhino and African elephant to the brink of extinction, with sources like the World Economic Forum claiming that nearly 35,000 of these large animals are killed every year. Patrolling large swaths of the African savanna to protect these animals has proven […]

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Electric Motorcycle Startup Kiri EV Scaling Up After 12 Month Pilot In Nairobi

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:55:37 +0000

Kiri EV is an electric vehicle startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded by Christopher Mukiri Maara. The name Kiri was inspired by his middle name, Mukiri, which means “The Quiet One” — which is pretty cool since electric vehicles are quite silent. “We are working to prove that electric vehicles will play a […]

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Opibus Electric Motorcycles: Designed & Built In Kenya For Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:45:05 +0000

We get a lot of comments from our readers saying the best way for African countries to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles on the continent is for them to develop and build their own EVs that are best suited for the local conditions. Developing vehicles from the ground up will allow the manufacturers to […]

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