The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), in collaboration with the Bochum University of Applied Science, have actually partnered Solar Taxi to outside E-motorbikes at an event in Sunyani in the Bono Area.
The bikes are fitted with battery packs and meters that show the battery use, to name a few functions, and will be charged at designated charging stations at the University.
The “E-micromobility in Ghana (EmmGh) job, moneyed by the German federal government, is focused on decreasing environment modification and carbon emissions into the environment with a more sustainable energy-friendly mode of transport.
The outdooring of the E-Motorbikes follows a Memorandum of Comprehending signed in between the partners, consisting of DON BOSCO, throughout a kickoff workshop in April 2021.
Ing. Dr. Eric Antwi Ofosu, a senior speaker at UENR and the Regional Director of Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, stated the task would likewise assist develop their capability to transform existing nonrenewable fuel source motorcycles into Electric Motorbikes.
This option, he stated, likewise produces chances for regional task development and financial worth to the regional supply chain.
He described that the 3 motorcycles provided were put together in Ghana by Solar Taxi.
He even more described that the bikes, among them moved from nonrenewable fuel source to electrical energy, and 2 other initially created E-scooters, are to be trial run and utilized at the UENR school to additional research study into its performance.
Dr. Antwi Ofosu kept in mind that it will likewise function as a chance to understand just how much they are contributing and their effectiveness on environment modification and system of usage.
” The E-micromobility in Ghana job is going to establish a maker home or assembly plant on UENR school, with an area of about 3,500 square meters, where nonrenewable fuel source motorcycles would be transformed into electrical bikes. It would be utilized to train our trainees and the youth in Ghana to be able to do the conversion”.
He averred that with the ever-increasing fuel rates, they expect many individuals in Ghana would have an interest in the E-mobility, and as such, they would likewise take a look at the financial side by including worth to it.
” The Ministry of Farming is purchasing a great deal of motorcycles for the extension officers, and we see financial chances there”.
For each kilometer took a trip with fossil-powered transportation, Arnold Anokye Amoateng, Northern Sector Operations Supervisor of Solar Taxi stated, the environment is contaminated by 96-98 grams of carbon, while electrical automobiles are less than 5 grams, thus making it eco-friendly.
He, nevertheless, confesses that though electrical bikes have a high preliminary expense, the operationalization expense is much less compared to nonrenewable fuel source bikes.
He stated they have the innovation and the knowledge to keep the E-Motorbikes when needed and prepares to transform about 100 fuel bikes by the end of the year.
A scientist with the Bochum University of Applied Science, Fred Agyei, hopes they would have the ability to develop an industrial variation of the E-bikes in Ghana as an option to standard movement.
” In the future, we wish to move beyond research study and enter into industrial operation or see companies that are active in the sector in E-mobility, not simply E-motorbikes, E-vehicles, we wish to begin that discussion to have that type of dynamic economy”, he specified.
The Pro vice-chancellor of UENR, Prof Adebayor Adekoya, additional kept in mind the maker area would make the university an E-mobility center and a go-to for E-mobility services.
He ensured that UENR would continue to add to the success of the job and end up being the pacesetter and a response to the E-mobility market in Ghana considering that the job has actually pertained to remain.