Rwanda : Ampersand and BYD Join Forces to Electrify Africa’s Motorbikes

Africa’s transportation sector is set for a significant transformation as Ampersand, a leading African electric vehicle (EV) company, and BYD, a global tech giant, announced a landmark collaboration today. This partnership focuses on decarbonizing Africa’s booming commercial motorbike industry. Ampersand will become a primary supplier for BYD’s high-tech battery cells, aiming to produce an impressive 40,000 electric motorcycles by the end of 2026. This initiative represents a major step towards electrifying a significant portion of Africa’s estimated 30 million commercial motorbikes. Boosting Sustainability and Economic Growth The Ampersand-BYD partnership will…

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IZI Rwanda Introduces Groundbreaking E-Mobility Solution with Delivery of Electric Buses to Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda — IZI Rwanda, a pioneer in e-mobility, announces the delivery of five electric buses to Kigali. These buses, which will be trialled in the fleets of Kigali Bus Services (KBS) and other local operators, initiate a pilot project aimed at the electrification of public transport in Kigali for a fraction of previous cost estimates. Kigali’s population has grown 50% since 2013, while the number of operational buses has decreased significantly. This decline is largely attributed to rising diesel costs and capped ticket prices, which in many cases drive…

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Rwanda : Carrier Transicold Boosts East African Cold Chain Development Through Partnership with ACES

(Logis-T Africa) This partnership between Carrier Transicold and ACES represents a significant step towards a more robust and sustainable cold chain infrastructure in East Africa, with positive implications for food security, public health, and environmental impact. In a press release issued on March 14, 2024, Carrier Transicold, a leading provider of intelligent climate and energy solutions, announced a significant collaboration with the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) to accelerate cold chain development in East Africa. This partnership focuses on providing vital resources and expertise…

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BasiGo Expands to Rwanda with Electric Bus Pilot Program

BasiGo, a Kenyan-based electric bus supplier, is expanding its operations to Rwanda with the launch of BasiGo Rwanda. The company has partnered with AC Mobility, Rwanda’s provider of automated fare collection systems for public transport, to deliver 200 electric buses to bus operators in Rwanda by the end of 2024. The first electric buses for the capital, Kigali, are expected to be delivered in October 2023. BasiGo has received a grant of USD 1.5 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support its electric bus pilot…

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LAUNCH OF QATAR AIRWAYS CARGO’S FIRST AFRICAN HUB IN RWANDA

On May 3, Qatar Airways officially launched the activities of its first African cargo hub in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with RwandAir. The launch was marked by the landing of a Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 at the Rwandan capital airport, which will now connect Kigali and Doha twice a week. Several other routes will transit through this hub, including the Kigali-Lagos route (in Nigeria) three times a week, launched last March. There is also a weekly route from… read more on africaaero.org

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RWANDAIR HOSTS AFRAA FOR THE CEO DIALOGUES SESSION

03 March 2023, Kigali – Rwanda: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, met RwandAir Chief Executive Officer – Ms. Yvonne Manzi Makolo and RwandAir Leadership on 02 March 2023 at RwandAir Headoffice in Kigali, Rwanda for the “AFRAA Member Airline CEOs Leadership Dialogues”. This meeting marks the second edition of the AFRAA CEO Dialogues for 2023. The CEO Dialogues initiative is a drive-by AFRAA to create close engagement with member airlines and a space for dialogue necessary to develop transformative initiatives… lire la suite sur africaaero.org

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