Kenyan tech startup launches flagship electric motorcycle fleet

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Nairobi-based electric vehicle (EV) mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) startup Mazi Mobility has officially launched its electric motorcycle service as a clean, affordable and efficient form of public transport for local commuters.

Mazi Mobility launches fleet of electric motorcycles in Nairobi

Jesse Forrester, Co-Founder, and CEO at Mazi Mobility explains that the tech startup is committed to a sustainable future and that by implementing its new fleet of electric motorcycles reaffirms its commitment to the environment.

“Mazi is not just an EV company, we are advocates for a sustainable mass mobility change. At Mazi, we believe that Africans should be able to move efficiently, and affordably across cities at less than the price of personal vehicle ownership while reducing CO2 emissions. What industry is better to see this change than the boda one? Mazi is taking a long approach to mobility, we don’t want to just have the same status quo but with electric vehicles. At Mazi we move people, data, and things. Twende Kazi na Mazi!”

Mazi Mobility

Founded in 2019, Mazi Mobility is a tech startup that aims to place Greentech on the forefront of the tech industry by implementing much-needed services and products that are both tech-driven and eco-friendly. 

Titled Magnus 3000, these unique and electric bodas are an eco-friendly alternative to the current petrol-driven bodas in Kenya.

In addition, the tech startup is implementing battery swapping stations that provide on-demand energy sources. According to Mazi Mobility, the use of electric motorcycles as a form of public transport aims to reduce transportation costs by 50% .

The MK3 reportedly offers a choice between a single and dual battery. This battery is capable of travelling up to 70km and 140km in range. 

Mazi Mobility claims to be currently working with boda operators, technical institutions, and manufacturers in its multi-stakeholder approach to drive the e-mobility sector in the country.

Satgana’s critical support

Satgana, a global venture builder that aims to fund and launch eco-conscious startups that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, is supporting the innovative and green-driven mobility tech startup. 

According to reports, the partnership between Satgana and Mazi Mobility has yielded positive results over a short period of four months. With a hands-on venture building approach, Satgana has assisted the tech startup in working towards achieving SDG#8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG#11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG#13 (Climate Action). 

Founder and CEO at Satgana, Romain Diaz, comments on the launch of their first portfolio venture, Mazi Mobility. 

“The urgent need to decarbonize our economies places transportation at the cusp of a fundamental shift towards electric solutions and mobility in Africa is ripe for disruption. As such, Satgana is beyond excited to be involved in the launch of Mazi and truly believes in the founding team’s ability to make it happen. Since day-1, we have been impressed by Jesse’s vision and execution capability. As a Venture Builder, we are humbled to be able to support Mazi in its mission to make urban transportation sustainable while empowering low-income drivers.”

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Featured image: Mazi Mobility, Facebook 

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