Source: Full press release ROAM | Nairobi, Kenya, Roam, has today announced the launch of their next-generation electric motorbike, the Wander Air. The Roam Air is designed both for urban and rural environments, with years of research and months of development dedicated to building the optimal electrical motorcycle for Africa.
The focus of the motorcycle has been to design a robust vehicle with best in class carrying capacity, range and top speed to enable mass adoption associated with clean transport across the continent without the need with regard to additional infrastructure. This motorcycle is the first fully adapted electric motorcycle regarding the commercial market on the continent, while at the same time almost reaching price parity with local petrol motorcycles (Price $1500) and along with up to 70% lower running cost. Creating a new standard intended for transport around the African region.
Based on a brand new innovative frame the motorbike accommodates to get a dual battery system. The new configuration allows users to remove the particular battery plus plug it into any normal outlet at home, just like your phone, or charge the battery in public charging and swapping stations. The particular frame is engineered in order to tackle all terrains, while also accommodating for a storage compartment replacing the particular fuel tank, interchangeability with local spare parts and increased carrying capability on the extended subframe. The vehicle has been developed from study by Roam’s engineering team in Nairobi.
“We are thrilled to announce the particular unveiling of the Roam Air flow, our next-generation electric motorcycle, adapted and designed in detail for the African use-case and with special focus on affordability, reliability plus connectivity. An electric motorbike tailored for different commercial use-cases such as carrying passengers or cargo with safety at the forefront. It is truly a testament to our commitment in order to offering world-class electric automobile technology to the continent. ” – Filip Lövström, CEO and Co-Founder of Roam.
In the particular coming weeks Roam will be scaling up production in Nairobi to accomodate for the large customer interest in the particular region. With this product Roam is targeting large business motorcycle distribution channels across Africa, such as financiers pertaining to end-users, changing station owners, and large commercial clients.
Wander is the Swedish-Kenyan technology company that develops, designs and deploys electric vehicles tailored meant for the African continent, leading the transition to sustainable transport. Founded in 2017, it became the first company to deliver locally produced electric powered motorcycles and buses. With nearly 100 employees, Roam is today the top provider of electric automobiles in Africa and was recently listed on TIME magazine’s top one hundred most innovative companies.
Roam Air Specifications:
- Battery Capacity: 2 x 3, 24 kWh
- Range (Dual Battery): 180 km
- Nominal Power: 3000 W
- Top Speed: 90 km/h Payload: 220 kg
- Weight (Single Battery): 135 kg
- Charging time: 4 h
- Removable dual battery solution
- Driving modes: Eco, Standard, Power, Sports, Reverse
- Increased carrying capacity on subframe
- State-of-the-art software and onboard telemetry
- Storage compartment within tank
- Improved screen user interface along with better visibility
- USB getting port