PASSIONATE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Ampersand was founded to achieve a crucial tipping point in the fight against climate change: the world's first mass-market electric vehicle that costs less to acquire, maintain, and operate than a fuel vehicle.
Years of work have gone into identifying the right market and designing the vehicle and business model hand in hand with our users to get the right fit.
We make the electric option the obvious choice for our customers by putting serious money back into the pockets of drivers and their families.
In the process, we help propel the EV industry to scale and prove to the world that the fuel age is over and electric mobility is for everyone.
Right now, there are 22 million commercial motorcycles in Africa. Moto-taxis effectively navigate congestion while transporting 100M people in East Africa every day.
Many drivers spend over $11 daily on fuel and vehicle leasing costs but take home as little as $1.60 each day.
Ampersand can save customers 50% of their savings compared to internal combustion engine motorcycles.
Ampersand’s e-motos cost less than petrol ones to lease or buy and half as much to power. They produce 75% less lifecycle greenhouse emissions than petrol motorbikes using grid power and over 98% less using renewables.
Our battery packs are built to our own design and are assembled by our constantly expanding team in Rwanda.
MEET OUR CUSTOMERS
With the Ampersand
e-moto, maintenance costs are lower as we don’t need chain and oil which cost a lot. Now I benefit more from my income and I am able to start saving.
Working with Ampersand is a great opportunity for me as apart from their innovation they care about our personal life. They helped us during the lock-down and are flexible in terms of contracts.
My life has changed and is better than when I had my previous moto. I can save extra money I would have used on fuel. I don’t waste time at the garage anymore. With my previous motorcycle I had to go at least 2 days a week.