Vehicles: Electric Scooter
Electric scooters and motorbikes have many positive characteristics compared to their conventionally fuelled equivalents. They produce less air pollution and CO2 emissions, and less noise. Also, they help improve the mobility of low-income citizens. Increasingly, cities are deploying innovative measures to boost the share of electric scooters and motorbikes amid growing numbers of conventional fuel powered types. These electric two wheelers are gaining prominence in their use for sharing schemes that offer for rent electrically propelled scooters and motorbikes coupled with services enabled by smart phone applications. Electric motorcycles use for passenger services is likewise gradually picking up especially in the Sub-Saharan African region over the last decades. In the East African region particularly, electric motorcycles innovations are on the rise with some start-ups developing battery electric motorcycles for use in taxi service schemes. Associated business models are being developed including battery swapping models which is considered as a panacea to the pertinent charging infrastructure challenges.