Motorcyclists in Trans Nzoia County and its environs will have a chance to purchase a cost effective and environmentally friendly electric motorcycle following the launch of a distribution outlet in Kitale town.
The “Roam Air” motorcycle manufactured by Roam Electricals ltd is powered by rechargeable batteries instead of fuel which offers Motorcyclists a 60% save on the cost incurred in the use of petrol by conventional motorcycles.
“This electric motorcycle is tailored for commercial usage such as carrying passengers or cargo with safety at the forefront. It is designed both for urban and rural environments,” said the sales executive officer Elijah Gakomo.
Mr. Gakomo said the motorcycle has a lower maintenance cost since it does not require servicing like an engine powered one which requires one to regularly change the engine oil and filter to prolong engine life.
“The motorcycle accommodates a dual battery system which allows users to plug their battery into any outlet, and switch a battery out when it is empty to a new fully recharged one, lowering downtime and ensuring continuous driving,” he said.
The managing director of the distribution firm which will oversee distribution, Kengra Logistics Ltd, Mrs Grace Wanjau said the innovation is a game changer for Boda Boda Motorcyclists who are hit hard by the rising cost of fuel.
“We want to assure the riders that this motorbike has a lesser management cost when compared to the conventional ones. This will see them improve their profit margin,” said Mrs. Wanjau.
The outlet will also offer technical maintenance services to those who will acquire the machines future plans to develop recharging outlets that are similar to petrol stations for Motorcyclists who lack power connectivity for recharging.