E-Mobility for Africa’s fishing industry
Due to major technical failures of the outboard engines, ASOBO has paused their rental service.
ASOBO is working hard with the supplier of the engines to solve the technical challenges and put their services back at Lake Victoria as soon as possible.
According to current information, services are expected resume in the second half of 2023.
Safety in all its operations is a top priority for ASOBO which will never compromised.
This B2B startup replaces fisherman’s harmful and expensive gasoline engines with cheaper, eco-friendly electric motors – as a service.
Lake Victoria is one of the largest lakes in the world and the source of livelihood and food for more than thirty million people in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
The founders of E-Wave observed the inefficient, expensive and harmful motorisation and set out to develop a disruptive win-win-win solution. Corresponding pilot projects on the lake started already in 2017.
The result of years of intensive development and collaboration with their extensive network of branch experts was the foundation of ASOBO ltd in 2019.
Development and next steps
After a three-year successful pilot program with up to fifty engines, ASOBO is ready to begin scaling e-mobility as-a-service.
2019 - ASOBO Ltd. founded.
2022 - Proof-of-Concept phase completed, challenges with existing electric propulsion motors identified.
2024 - scale to 1000 units in operation.
long-term: help make e-mobility the predominant propulsion on the Great African Lakes.
The batteries are loaded by day with renewable energy sources.
Regular maintance ensures dependable operation and asset longlevity.
The charged batteries are delivered to the fishermen.
The fishing traditionally takes place at night.
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If a new initiative is to take root and grow, it must offer real improvements for all stakeholders in key aspects:
- It must be simple, profitable and affordable for a large target group
- It must be economically viable for the investors who pre-fund the initiative and
- it must be ecologically sustainable for our planet.
Difficult? Yes! But possible with expertise and dedication!
the CO2 footprint of most developing nations is a fraction of that of our own.
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