Rwanda's government will be finalizing policy guidelines on phasing out petrol-based motorcycles in favor of electric motorcycles.  Already, two electric charging stations are already available in the capital city of Kigali for the 10 electric motos that are already being used in the city.

The other advantage of e-motos in Rwanda is that they cost $1,300, $300 cheaper than similar petrol powered motorcycles.

“We will find a way to replace the ones you have now. We urge taxi-moto operators to help us when the phase-out process comes,” said Kagame seaking at a Youth Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame interacting and engaging with the country's youth.

Like most parts of East and West Africa, motorcycles are a key part of public transportation in Rwanda. Known as motos in the East African country, reports are that there are approximately 30,000 of them across Rwanda with about 15,000 already operating in Kigali.

The introduction of electric motos in Rwanda has obvious environmental benefits. The plan already fits in well with the government's plans to keep Rwanda environmentally clean like the one in 2008 banning plastic shopping bags. The introduction of e-motos will keep Rwanda environmentally clean as it will reduce the carbon emissions caused by petrol motorcycles.

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