KfW has provided significant support for the development of AfricroozE, financing the creation of our e-bike as well as the first 80 units for Jinja, Uganda.

The rollout was successful on 11 March 2022, and after six months of use, we have obtained the first results.

The project focused on the use of e-bikes in various areas, including 45 e-bike taxis, 5 delivery e-bikes, 10 tourist e-bikes, 10 e-bike ambulances, and 10 water e-bikes. The e-taxis have doubled the number of daily trips, allowing drivers to earn significantly more, from 5,000-10,000 UGX (1,28$-2,56$) to 10,000-20,000 UGX  (2,56-5,12$) per day.

Additionally, they have been used for deliveries to hotels and restaurants, improving employee satisfaction and performance, and expanding their delivery areas by approximately 5 km.

E-bike ambulances were used in the health sector to reach people in remote areas and assist Village Health Teams (VHT) in their work, particularly in government-mandated awareness campaigns. Women’s groups also utilised e-bikes to access clean water and increase household income.

Although the project achieved success, it faced several challenges such as delays, import regulations, technical issues, lack of spare parts, and insufficient maintenance by users. To ensure a sustainable market introduction of e-bikes, it is crucial to improve spare parts availability, quality assurance, and continue raising awareness among the population.

The project has improved living conditions in Uganda and enabled the establishment of AfricroozE GmbH, a company promoting the spread of e-bikes in Africa.