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Ampersand is Africa’s first electric transport energy company with the longest track record of serving a commercial e-motorcycle fleet and battery swapping network at scale. Since Ampersand was founded in 2016, it has grown to be best in class for technology and performance, with more than 300 employees and a presence in Rwanda and Kenya.

Through extensive testing and R&D, Ampersand has grown its fleet to a current 1,350, and is expected to surpass 10,000 by the end of 2024. By powering commercial transport through its reliable electrical energy supply, Ampersand is paving the way for affordable, lower-carbon public transport, creating green jobs.


June 2023

Fleet reaches 1000 e-motorcycles on the roads of Kenya and Rwanda and 115,000 monthly swaps


July 2022

Ampersand arrives in Kenya, delivering the first

e-motorcycles to Boda customers

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60 vehicles in commercial operation



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


December 2022

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


April 2022

Series production begins at 30 vehicles per week

Copy of Christiane _ Gitwaza in Kimihuru


Commercial launch:

3 swap stations across Kigali and fleet of 20

e-moto taxis


Rwanda announces mototaxi electrification goals  

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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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