Mobility for Africa

Off-Grid Renewable Energy Rural Mobility Platform

This project will scale up an e-mobility pilot in Zimbabwe providing electric three-wheeled vehicles to rural customers, mainly women, on a rent-to-own and lease basis. Mobility for Africa’s e-tricycles are optimised for local conditions and can carry up to 400 kg, which improves access to markets and services for smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs. The vehicles run on bespoke long-life batteries charged by renewable energy. EEP Africa financing will enable Mobility for Africa to establish two solar-powered charging stations and set up a fleet management system with small scale dairy farmers in Chipinge District and with egg producers in Goromonzi District.


Outcome and Impact

The project will establish two charging stations for participating vehicle owners and roll out 150 e-tricycles. The e-tricycles will also have the capability to power off-grid agri-related appliances. The project will advance productive use of energy in rural communities and improve access to markets and income opportunities for women.


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Mobility for Africa awarded 2022 Scale Up Project of the Year >>



Total Project Budget

EUR 862 234

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 500 000



Energy Source



Pilot project

Project Start

2021 -