Mobility for Africa
In many parts of rural Africa, neither regular supplies of energy or petrol are available. This means most transport is expensive, often unreliable and doesn’t reach many rural off-road areas. The growing availability of low-cost renewable energy, along with the huge investment in battery technology to drive vehicles, means we have the potential to transform rural areas. Like with the advent of digital technology, Africa can leapfrog its development to benefit from these new technological opportunities.
The vision: To bring clean energy solar powered electric transport solutions to women and their families that are affordable, efficient and adapted to peri urban and rural areas in Africa.
- By doing so to empower rural women in Africa with transport that can help them save time, better sell their goods at the market, take their children to the clinic and school, collect water, as well as improve their economic opportunities within the households and local communities.
- To contribute to improving the quality of life of women and their families.
- To contribute to expanding renewal energy for transport in Africa contributing to longer term sustainability and mitigating climate change.
The mission:To create renewable community-based transport solutions for Africa that is affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly. By building a model that reinforces and builds local distribution networks, seeks to change behavior and empower women, and works on a sustainability model that also creates shared economies, Mobility for Africa will create new opportunities and improve the quality of life for rural communities.