EWAKA Partners With AC Mobility to Pave Way for Rwanda Expansion

Partnership to Power Access to Affordable Electric Kick Scooters and Cargo Bikes

Kigali, Rwanda — 16 August 2023 — eWAKA, Africa’s new market entrant that is
spearheading sustainable mobility options to enhance the region’s economic
prospects, has strengthened its Eastern Africa footprint by partnering with Rwanda’s
AC Mobility (Tap & Go) to bring electric kick scooters and cargo e-bicycles to the ‘Land
of a Thousand Hills.’

The partnership with AC Mobility has already achieved notable milestones, including
the successful pilot of 50 kick scooters in a local park. Currently, eWAKA is generating
interest with its Shujaa electric cargo bicycle, and a second pilot program is underway.

eWAKA has strategic plans to deploy at least 500 kick scooters and cargo e-bicycles by
the end of 2023, specifically for commuting, exploring and delivery services. The
overarching goal of this partnership is to make electric mobility solutions accessible
and affordable in Rwanda. Moreover, the partnership foresees the deployment of
approximately 1,000 cargo e-bicycles and kick scooters across the country by the end
of 2024, reflecting the company's strong dedication to sustainable urban mobility.

Electric vehicles (EVs) remain one of the tools available on the African market to
mitigate the escalating climate change on the continent, especially in urban areas.
Recognized as a transformative innovation, EVs represent a pivotal shift away from
traditional fossil fuel-powered transportation, offering a cleaner and more sustainable

Speaking on the expansion, Chief Executive Officer & General Counsel of eWAKA,
Celeste Vogel said: “We are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with AC
Mobility Rwanda. The Rwandan market has grown to become one of the most relevant
and influential sustainability-conscious markets in Africa and what happens in Kigali
greatly influences the path other African consumers take. These market dynamics
underlined our decision to expand into Rwanda and partner with one of the country’s
leading providers of smart and interactive transport solutions. As the partnership
builds momentum, we look forward to expanding our client base while gaining further
insights into the African EV sector. We are committed to leading the charge for EVs’
adoption across the continent, one country at a time.”

On his part, Jones Kizihira, the Chief Executive Officer of AC Mobility Rwanda, added:
“We are excited to partner with eWAKA to drive Rwanda’s motorbike electrification.
The country’s socioeconomic transformation has created a need for a robust, cost-
effective, and pro-environmental transport system. Electric vehicles perfectly address
this growing market demand. We look forward to growing our eWAKA partnership
and network to build a strong EV kick scooter and cargo bike ecosystem in Rwanda.”

This expansion, eWAKA’s first out of Kenya, falls within the company’s 2023-2024
growth strategy built on the introduction of products designed and manufactured for
Africa, in Africa that meet global mobility standards.

About eWAKA

eWAKA is spearheading sustainable mobility to enhance Africa’s economic prospects
by harnessing the power of electric vehicles. eWAKA’s services address frustrating
and disruptive mobility experiences by offering a sustainable solution that will increase
connectivity, improve efficiencies, and offer safe, environmentally friendly
transportation. eWAKA offers multiple customer segments electric vehicle mobility
options that decrease pollution such as greenhouse gases, Co2 and noise, while
providing compelling affordability through low electricity prices as compared to fuel,
off grid solar power system solutions and overall low maintenance costs. In 2023,
eWAKA’s strategic development plans include establishing an African production
facility to assemble components of the highest standards provided by international
manufacturing partners.

About AC Mobility

AC Mobility is a leading provider of smart and interactive transport solutions in
African cities, bringing efficient cashless payment systems to the mostly informal cash-
based public transport system in emerging African cities. AC Mobility is currently
operational in Rwanda.


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