Dubai firm to launch cost-saving electric motorcycles in the UAE
A Dubai-based start-up plans to launch electric motorcycles next month that could save delivery drivers almost $7,000 a year.
Adam Ridgway, CEO of One Moto, who describes the company as “to electric motorcycles what Tesla is to cars”, revealed the electric scooters – the Electa (AED16,450/$4,479) and Byka (AED14,950/$4,000) – will be available from September 1.
The Electa is a modern take on the classic Vespa scooter, according to Ridgway, who also told Arabian Business the Byka – which has been designed to cater for the delivery market – will be a “game changer”.
“We truly believe that with the right support, belief and a little luck we will be able to completely eradicate the need for petrol delivery bikes in the UAE within three years, and across the MENA/APAC in five years,” said Ridgway.
He is confident that the cost of a delivery rider could be slashed by up to AED25,000 ($6,800) in the first year when taking into account petrol charges and maintenance – there are also no Salik charges or registration fees as part of government incentives.
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