Little Cab is bringing E-bikes to Kenyan universities starting with the University of Nairobi.
Thanks to Little Cab, university students in Kenya will be able to experience electric mobility on campus. In Kenyan institutions and certain Nairobi estates, the taxi-hailing app is introducing e-bikes and e-scooters. The service will begin with 200 e-scooters and electric bikes in a test phase at the University of Nairobi.
Following that will be Kenyatta University (KU) and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
CEO of Little, Mr. Kamal Budhabhatti said:
“We are putting these micro-mobility e-devices in universities. With the electric bike even when peddling uphill, little energy will be used for that. Some of our universities are very big and for students to walk from one end to another end they have to start to walk half an hour earlier,”
Mr. Budhabhatti said:
“We are also talking with some estates. 200 is a small number we are doing in universities. If the plan works well we will get 10,000 of these and assemble them locally,”
A ride will cost Sh20 per hour, with a maximum ride time of two hours. They’ll install location-based technology on these e-scooters and e-bikes, which will limit mobility inside a set radius. Furthermore, the institutions will ensure that the bikes are secured within their buildings.
Little intends to extend to motor vehicles if this pilot proves to be a success. Their five-year business strategy includes an expansion into Ethiopia.