Last month, Zembo, a member of USEA launched a zero emission electric motorcycle to be used by boda boda riders in Uganda. This was at their offices along Mutesa 2 road in Ntinda, Kampala. The commercial boda that uses solar powered batteries will greatly contribute to ensuring a clean environment for Uganda.
Daniel Dreher and Etienne Saint-Sernin, co- founders of the pollution free motor bike came up with the idea 5 years ago, seeing how much smoke was emitted by boda,bodas, a common means of transport in Uganda. According to them, Uganda has a huge market with about 70,000 boda boda riders which makes it a good place to pilot the motor bike as a more sustainable way to preserve the environment.
Six types of electric motorcycles were tested to verify /identify the best one for the Ugandan market and Zembo partnered with safe boda to use their riders to test the bike for a period of one year covering 40,000km.
“We are very proud to be associated with Zembo and happy to see the long journey come to fruition”, said Joyce Nkuyahaga, the USEA CEO. She further pledged to support them and hoped that they would continue working in Uganda for a long time.