Jumia partners with eBee Africa for e-Bicycles to reduce CO2 emissions

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 Jumia has partnered with eBee Africa to
launch a fleet of electric bicycles, to amplify Jumia’s logistics
capacity for delivery. Through the partnership, both companies will save
costs for riders and consumers, while also reducing CO2 emissions in
Nairobi.

Currently, our fleet comprises fuel-based motorbikes. 100s of them are
on the road every day to deliver products to our customers. The decision
to switch them with E-bicycles is consistent with our effort to be an
environmentally conscious organization.  It will not only reduce
emissions but also save costs for our riders and customers.

“The most exciting thing about e-bicycles & EVs more generally, is that
they make business sense! It’s a win-win for society and the bottom
line. This pilot with eBee is the beginning of a conscious push across
Africa into EVs. We hope we can play a part, as early adopters, in
speeding up the penetration of the industry in Africa” said Jumia
Services Country Manager, Ankur Agarwal

The move will yield cost reductions, which will eventually flow through
into lower delivery fees for consumers, as well as higher incomes for
riders. E-bicycles do not consume fuel and have lower maintenance costs
compared to ordinary motorcycles.

The E-bicycles are equipped with a powerful electric motor and battery
that can last an entire day of deliveries after a 4-hour charge. eBee
Africa will also offer special rates for Jumia’s logistics partners as
the two companies encourage the uptake of eco-friendly modes of
transport.