Bboxx, the data-driven superplatform, has announced a partnership with Spiro, Africa’s largest EV firm, to accelerate and democratize the continent’s clean mobility transformation.
The cooperation, underpinned by Bboxx’s revolutionary asset financing strategy, will hasten the delivery of EV motorbikes (e-motos) to clients whose livelihoods rely on affordable transportation in East and West African markets.
This adds to the list of service providers on the data-driven super-platform, hastening the rollout of e-motos and other new products across Africa. Customers will be able to swap e-moto batteries when they need a new charge at Bboxx’s shops and distribution centers across Rwanda, allowing for a rapid implementation.
E-motos are in high demand due to their cheap operating expenses, but their purchase price is often more than that of traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) equivalents. Bboxx Pulse®, the company’s patented integrated operating system (which now processes roughly 40 payments per minute), will be able to profitably provide financial services with a low entry point to previously underserved populations as a result of this new relationship. Furthermore, it offers Spiro with a ready-made on-the-ground network via which to reach new consumers.
Mansoor Hamayun, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bboxx, said: “Together with Spiro, Bboxx is accelerating Africa’s access to EVs – only our data-driven super platform, with its extensive on-the-ground network and ability to innovatively finance underserved communities, is able to deliver the services and products that will drive our markets’ climate transitions while transforming lives and livelihoods.”
The e-mobility mission is less about convenience and more imperative. Owning an electric-motorcycle supersedes the traditional ICE due to its low running costs, meaning that thousands of customers whose businesses and livelihoods depend on motorbikes will reap the benefits of the noticeable difference in price while contributing to their country’s decarbonization efforts. Flexible payment plans, delivered through Bboxx, adapt to customers’ fluctuating incomes, allowing them to pay more when they can afford it and less in lean times.
The customer’s safety is paramount. Bboxx and Spiro have together developed an onboarding process with technical testing, speed and safety training, and access to protective clothing, including helmets.
Bboxx and Spiro are entering urban and rural markets together. In doing so, they acquire a new set of customers. These customers will benefit from the suite of accessible products and services that Bboxx provides. They will have open access to connectivity and energy at a discounted rate. Only in partnership with strong operators like Spiro and Bboxx can Governments successfully electrify urban transportation.
Jules Samain, CEO of Spiro, said: “This partnership with Bboxx marks a significant leap in our journey to revolutionize Africa’s transportation landscape. By leveraging Bboxx’s extensive distribution network, we’re able to provide affordable and sustainable transport options, empowering countless communities while making significant strides in Africa’s clean mobility transition.”