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Ampersand is Africa’s first and leading integrated electric motorcycle and transport energy solution. We offer East Africa's five million taxi motorcyclists a commercial electric motorcycle that is cheaper from day one, provides  better overall user experience and requires minimal customer behaviour change. 


Using technology adapted for the local market and the right business model to achieve scale, our vehicles deliver superior driving performance, emit 75% less carbon than petrol motorcycles with zero tailpipe emissions and put over $500 a year back into drivers' pockets.

In May 2019 Ampersand launched a new era in African mobility with 20 e-motos. Since then, we have put hundreds of e-motos on the road and these are operating on a commercial basis, taking passengers and goods across Kigali and Nairobi.


Five different prototype vehicles tested in Kigali: on road, in the lab, and with customers


60 vehicles in commercial operation.

60 vehicles in commercial operation.

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Ampersand Kenya delivers first motorcycles to Boda customers


Workshop Rene and Ben Aug 2019.jpg
Workshop Rene and Ben Aug 2019.jpg


Commercial launch:

3 swap stations across Kigali and fleet of 20

e-moto taxis.


Rwanda announces mototaxi electrification goals.  


Copy of Christiane _ Gitwaza in Kimihuru

April 2022

Series production begins at 30 vehicles per week

July 2022


December 2022

Fleet reaches 800 vehicles and 80,000 battery swaps per month


Headquartered in Kigali, Ampersand has grown from a tiny bootstrapped R&D garage project into Africa's leading electric vehicle operation, with a team of more than 200 staff in Rwanda, Kenya, and Germany.

All Ampersand motorcycles and batteries are assembled on-site by our talented team.

Investing in the next generation of African developers and engineers is crucial to putting Africa on the map and leading the way with new technologies.


That’s why we host a number of intern roles in all departments and are always on the lookout for fresh talent who are excited by our vision.

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