Smart Mobility

Battery production in the DRC could be gamechanger

The Democratic Republic of the Congo could leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost, low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials.


Podcast: Rail in Africa could lead the way for public transport

With heavy traffic on our roads, rail could be the economic boost we need to create less congestion on the road and leave room...
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Africa moving up the EV battery value chain

An added benefit of electric vehicles (EVs) is that these climate-friendly cars can assist the electricity grid as a distributed energy resource, by making...
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How to achieve an equitable global EV charging ecosystem

The South African uYilo eMobility Programme has contributed to an international report on policies for an equitable EV charging ecosystem.

Opibus secures SSA’s largest-ever fundraise in electric mobility

Mobility startups are earning their keep and making their rounds at the Glasgow COP26. Opibus, a sub-Saharan African electric vehicle manufacturer, recently announced their...
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Another $9m in the bank for electric motorcycle start-up Ampersand

Ampersand secured funding from DFC to make strides at introducing electric motorcycles and innovative charging to the East African market.
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Ampersand expanding in East Africa with $9M debt facility

Africa’s first electric motorcycle company, Ampersand, has secured a $9 Million debt facility from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to expand its operations in Rwanda and Kenya.