Uganda's motorcycling scene, which will soon see a spike in electric motorbikes. Media sourced frmo TechCrunch.
Uganda's motorcycling scene, which will soon see a spike in electric motorbikes. Media sourced frmo TechCrunch.

Uganda: New Gov’t Deal Lets Riders Trade In ICE to Electric for Free

YOU Get a Bike, and YOU Get a Bike - EVERYBODY GETS A BIKE!!!

The president of Uganda has just put out that everybody willing to swap their fossil-fuelled bikes will get an electric bikes for free – and from what we can see, there’s no limit on how many people can get a hold of this deal. 

According to the report from Electrek, the announcement was made by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni himself at the end-of-year verbiage to the crowds, with an additional perk: The guy doesn’t have to pay for the ICE-to-EV program out of the country’s budget. 

That’s apparently being covered by ‘Investors’ (which apparently remain unnamed):

“We have agreed with some investors, to take away the petrol ones and give the owners the electric ones,” explains Museveni. 

“This swap will save motorcycle operators 50% of the cost.”

Uganda's motorcycling scene, which will soon see a spike in electric motorbikes. Media sourced frmo TechCrunch.
Uganda’s motorcycling scene, which will soon see a spike in electric motorbikes. Media sourced frmo TechCrunch.

Of course, a deal like this wouldn’t be possible without a you-scratch-my-back-I-scratch-yours catch; thankfully, it appears the investors’ new-found license grants to run charging/battery swap stations will work to the favor of everybody – at least, until these bikes get some miles under them. 

Stay tuned for updates – we’ll be sure to keep you posted on the best of the latest. 

Drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Tech Crunch – images credited to SafeBoda and Asaak*

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