As sub-Saharan Africa develops, it’s changing into more and more depending on transportation companies – employee and leisure commutes, freight and industrial materials transportation, and different motion actions concerned in constructing rising economies are placing pressure on the continent’s logistics. Many new entrepreneurs have seized the chance by beginning taxi and parcel supply companies of their very own. However, nearly all of these enterprises depend on low-cost bikes geared up with inefficient engines.
Making up virtually half of all automobiles being pushed, the air pollution emitted by these bikes is resulting in ecological injury and an elevated incidence of illness throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Wanting to make a distinction, Bob Eco, an electrical automobile and renewable vitality firm, is on a mission to impress as many of those bikes as potential. Offering free battery recharges, Bob Eco is giving drivers the chance to go inexperienced and save on refueling prices – every Bob Eco driver saves 5 tons of CO2 emissions per yr and almost quadruples their take-home pay.
Based on real-world land surveys, Bob Eco’s headlining Model-X is the right e-bike for creating nations. It has been meticulously designed and engineered to raise public expectations of what a taxi or ride-sharing bike needs to be. Equipped with a cushty additional seat and board-style tandem footrests, the Model-X can comfortably accommodate tandem riders. Additionally, sporting a rear service and suspension able to dealing with heavy hundreds, the Model-X is ideal for carrying small to mid-sized parcels.
In nations the place solely price counts and high quality is unnoticed of the equation, Bob Eco affords one thing distinctive. In creating nations, nearly all of low-cost petrol-fuelled bikes start breaking down and requiring weekly repairs after just one yr of utilization, inflicting heavy prices for drivers. Bob Eco is making a distinction by providing high-quality motorbikes that can final for 10 years and nonetheless value the identical to lease as a petrol-fuelled bike – the one distinction being that the lease is stretched for a long run.
At the guts of the Model-X is Bob Eco’s confirmed powertrain, delivering each unprecedented vary and an exhilarating driving expertise. And as with each Bob Eco automobile, the Model-X is provided with a class-leading rechargeable battery. Bob Eco’s batteries are constructed with a sturdy heat-wicking aluminum alloy shell and incorporate a expertise that armors their cells. Thus, Bob Eco’s batteries are immune to the weather and intensely sturdy, excellent for the terrain of creating nations.
Also, repairs are one thing Bob Eco considered since many of the roads are dangerous and there are a lot of highway accidents, for a brand new and distinctive mannequin there needs to be lots of spare components and specialists that know tips on how to restore a novel kind of bike. The full bike (aside from the again wheel engine, batteries, and distinctive electrical parts connecting the 2) is constructed with the identical components which are getting used for the big majority of the bikes. This makes discovering replacements for 90% of the components that want alternative throughout common checks straightforward and low-cost, additionally it doesn’t require specialist data and particular instruments.
Powered by two state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries that may carry passengers as much as 140 kilometers with a battery pack, making long-distance rides no downside. The batteries should not heavy to hold and might simply be faraway from the locked battery holders.
Model-X drivers are welcome to swap useless and dying batteries for freshly recharged ones at any considered one of Bob Eco’s charging stations, mapped out throughout Africa, fully freed from cost. Combined with its total design, this established the Model-X as the last word strategic bike for rising markets. It is ideal each for the planet and logistics entrepreneurs wanting to save cash. The batteries used for the Model-X are the identical ones used for the opposite African fashions, optimizing the effectivity of the Bob Ecosystem.
All Model-X bikes and batteries are individually linked to the web with a SIM card. Both even have a person tracker hidden contained in the construction, attempting to take away or disarm will result in impasse to the bike’s BMS (battery administration system), rendering them ineffective.
The battery administration system is the mind of the sensible bikes, not solely does it give safety towards theft, however it additionally helps to continually analyze the bike. It reveals all of the statistics of the battery, notices irregularities and maintains the battery’s high quality.
The battery administration system reveals the place the bike is positioned to allow them to be adopted by the admin. The model-X may even be shut down by the admin. This is barely completed in case of theft and in case of fee defaults throughout the leasing interval. Then the bike can solely be unlocked by both paying the owed quantities or by making an association with the lessor.
Also throughout the leasing interval, the bike is just not in a position to go away its assigned driving zone, to keep away from a lessee from stealing the bike by driving off to a different nation or area.
The Model-X was developed by the Bob Eco, Jincheng Suzuki partnership to create the last word bike for the African market, so all components described and extra have been based mostly on many years of expertise within the two- and three-wheeler market in creating nations.
Across their vary of electrical two and three-wheelers, Bob Eco affords a product for each job. Whether it’s single-person or household transports, or hauling hundreds small or giant, Bob Eco has drivers lined.