Bodawerk E-boda Electric Motorcycle

Bodawerk International Ltd

Bodawerk E-boda is an electric motorcycle produced in Kampala, Uganda. 

Product description Brand name and product description

Bodawerk E-boda is an electric motorcycle which is produced by converting conventional petrol-fuelled motorcycles into a battery-powered vehicle. Users can choose to have their existing vehicles converted or purchase a new E-boda from Bodawerk. The manufacturer, based in Kampala, Uganda uses upcycled old lithium-ion batteries to replace the petrol-driven power train on Bajaj Boxer 100s, which are sold as their standard E-bodas. The batteries operate on a leasing system to make the bikes more accessible.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Initially Uganda and Kenya, with plans to licence the technology globally

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

1500 USD new. The conversion kit is ~550 USD but the manufacturer plans to half this cost in the short to medium term. The battery pack will be leased for 2.20 USD per day.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Ampersand E-moto in Rwanda, Kibo K150 Bike in Kenya

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Primarily motorcycle taxi drivers

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