SolarTaxi, the first e-mobility company established in Ghana, has launched Africa’s first electric car on a ride-hailing app to offer customers a green and cleaner option for their convenience at a cheaper rate.
The SolarTaxi App, which was launched on March 31, 2022, and will be effective from April 1, 2022, and will start services in Accra, is currently only available in East Legon and Airport.
SolarTaxi has promised users that during the traffic surges, their prices will remain the same, unlike what is seen on other ride-hailing apps.
Unlike other ride-hailing apps that introduce increased prices during peak times, SolarTaxi provides a standard charge every time of the day, even during peak times.
This innovative initiative does not only seek to provide customers with the best transport services but to appeal more to environmental enthusiasts.
The Head of SolarTaxi Ride, Gilbert Sefa Nuwordu, commenting on the new initiative, said, “As a company, we seek to offer new and innovative ways of transport. Our main aim is to offer e-mobility services in a clean and environmentally friendly manner. SolarTaxi App is the new offering that will seek to offer cheap and affordable transportation to residents of East Legon and Airport within a 10 km radius. All the vehicles will be electric, and we will offer 80% cheaper rates than what’s already on the market. We are looking to bring on board 100 electric cars by the close of the year, translating to 100 jobs for the youth.”
Ghana’s Solar Taxi started as a project and was launched by Kumasi Hive in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in September 2018. The initiative aims to alleviate poverty, create employment and protect the environment.
SolarTaxi, as a company, designs, locally assembles, and sells a range of Electric cars and motorbikes.
SolarTaxi is currently the market leader in the commercialization and adoption of electric vehicles in Ghana and Africa.
SolarTaxi also offers two years of free maintenance after purchase. The motorbikes are in use for deliveries in partnership with companies, including restaurants.