“SolarTaxi is an E-mobility company providing affordable and sustainable transportation or mobility solutions for the modern Africans. The Company designs and locally assemble electric Bikes, Tricycle and Cars, for sell, rent or lease. They also provide charging points and maintenance for electric vehicles. SolarTaxi is Africa’s premier company to commercialize electric vehicle for large scale adoption and its on track to provide 10 million EVs by 2030.”
Studies show that Carbon dioxide emissions impact human health by displacing oxygen in the atmosphere thus breathing becomes more difficult as carbon dioxide levels rise. Using echo friendly transportation is not only safe but also cheap in terms of costs as it reduces fuel Costs and is low on maintenance.
According to Jumia the partnership speaks to their commitment of going green. With a shared vision of ensuring a clean and sustainable environment using renewable energy, coupled with the need to keep consumers safe especially during the many waves of the COVID-19, consumers who order food, groceries and other essential items on Jumia can get their orders delivered conveniently and environmentally friendly to their homes or offices by SolarTaxi riders.
CEO of Jumia Ghana, Tolulope George-Yanwah said “Partnering with Solar Taxi Ghana Limited helps us to play our part in keeping our environment safe. The use of solar-driven vehicles and motorbikes for online deliveries keeps all our stakeholders safe from fuel emissions. The health and safety of our consumers, as well as delivery agents, are a priority. The use of solar Taxi bikes and vehicles also ensures affordability to our consumers who now have reduced shipping fees.
“Because solar-powered vehicles have electric motors, they burn no fuel and produce no emissions. This helps to preserve Natural Resources, eliminates high fuel costs, and provides driving comfort for all riders.”
“In today’s world, health is a major concern to everybody, especially diseases related to the respiratory system. In view of this, we have partnered with Jumia Ghana to provide eco-friendly and affordable transportation to Ghanaians through its online delivery service,” says Jorge Appiah, CEO of SolarTaxi Ghana.
Appiah added that because of the reduction of emissions, he hopes that this will go hand-in-hand with lessening respiratory issues in the country and thus aid in its fight against COVID-19.
In the first phase of the agreement, over 20 solar-powered motorcycles will be used to do online deliveries on Jumia as plans are underway to scale up to over 100 by the end of the year. Plans to expand this service to other parts of the country are underway.