The Rwanda government is working on a national mobility policy that will replace petrol-powered motorbikes with e-motos. Although government support for electric vehicles is already known, this is the first time it will officially extend it to cover motorbikes.
With its ride sharing and ride hailing services, and plans to launch others–Move Kids for children commuting to and from school, and Move Drive, which will allow customers to rent cars for a period of time–VW seems to be banking on its mobility service, rather than its car sales, for profitability in the East African country.
With its current clean slate – no GM crop has been introduced into the country yet – the government must take a critical look at both sides of this passionate debate before deciding which side it will fare on.
Rwanda is fast turning into a preferred location for technology and innovation through a combination of visionary leadership and investment in infrastructure showing an example to other African nations.
Lumos Global raises the off-grid solar industry’s largest investment yet
This funding round brings the total money raised by Zipline to over $40 million