Solar Taxi, an EV startup in Ghana has partnered with Jumia to provide affordable and eco-friendly delivery of online orders for its consumers. They have already deployed 20 riders on this service and are looking to grow this number to at least 100 riders with their electric motorcycles very soon.
Tolulope George-Yanwah, Jumia Ghana CEO said that the partnership between Solar Taxi Ghana Limited and Jumia was inspired by environmental safety concerns. Solar-driven vehicles and motorbikes on online deliveries safeguard the stakeholders from fuel emissions.
Mr. Jorge Appiah, the CEO of Solar Taxis Ghana Ltd described the partnership with Jumia Ghana as a way to “ eco friendly and affordable transportation to Ghanaians through its online delivery service.” In phase one, 20 solar-powered motorcycles will be used for online deliveries on Jumia with plans to scale this number to 100 by year’s end.
SolarTaxi’s SolarCargo fleet uses the Skywell D07 electric van which is capable of delivering a range of 250km or 156 miles per charge.