The goal of a battery exchange program is to electrify African highways.

The goal of a battery exchange program is to electrify African highways.

Spiro, a business that wants to replace gas-guzzling motorbikes and scooters with electric two-wheelers on the roads, is expanding to Kenya.

According to the report, efforts to switch out batteries are crucial to lowering the price of electric two-wheelers because doing so lowers the initial purchase cost of an electric motorcycle.

The host government revealed on Friday that the e-bike and battery-swapping firm would be joining the East African nation with its largest deployment yet: 1.2 million electric vehicles. The first Africa Climate Summit began today in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

According to Samain, Spiro wants to "eliminate pollution sources, not just reduce them." He adds that the business has organized "crushing events" in Benin and Togo, where motorized vehicles are openly flattened before the material is reused. Once an old bike has been turned in, the pieces will be recycled and put to new uses. According to a 2022 research from the FIA Foundation, a global organization that promotes road safety and transportation, although the cost to buy an electric motorcycle is currently higher than a petrol-powered motorcycle, running costs are lower. According to the article, one liter of gasoline costs five to ten times more than one kilowatt-hour of energy but will propel a bike the same distance in several African nations.


The size of Spiro's expansion in Kenya eclipses all current fleets. Samain claims that "we are approaching the symbolic but important milestone of one million electric bikes signed with a government." He wants the firm to be functioning in at least 10 African nations by 2030, and it has its foot on the accelerator.