AFRICA – eWAKA, Africa’s new market entrant that is spearheading sustainable mobility options to enhance the region’s economic prospects, has officially launched a green response to Africa’s expanding transportation requirements.
eWAKA is currently fundraising to develop a local African assembly facility and to further expand the existing IT capabilities for increased client security and improved operating performance of their transportation vehicles.
The platform services consist of a comprehensive line of electric vehicles for multiple customer segments in different sectors from delivery companies, healthcare providers, hotels, and universities.
Vehicle options include electric bodas, the backbone of Africa’s local delivery sector, and rideshare options including electric kick start scooters and bicycles.
The platform’s sustainable response to the specific transport and delivery challenges of ‘the last mile’ will enhance the financial and operational performance of transportation companies.
The company’s EV mobility options will also decrease pollution such as greenhouse gases, Co2, and noise while providing compelling affordability through low electricity prices as compared to fuel.
“We are extremely pleased to have officially launched eWAKA as there is tremendous growth potential in providing Africa with increased access to electric vehicle options,” said Celeste Vogel, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer & General Counsel of eWAKA.
“eWAKA’s planned services will address frustrating and disruptive mobility experiences by offering a sustainable solution that will increase connectivity, improve efficiencies and offer safe environmentally friendly transportation.”
The platform’s strategic development plans include establishing an African production facility to assemble components of the highest standards provided by international manufacturing partners.
eWAKA offers clients robust IT capabilities to support their transportation management efforts.
The IT capabilities include an online and mobile-based app that enables real-time tracking of vehicles, performance metric monitoring, and geofencing for remote immobilization.
After the current round of fundraising is closed, eWAKA will further expand on its robust IT capabilities.
The launch of eWAKA is in line with the continent’s goals to use green energy and renewable sources in major sectors of industries.
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