Source: Full press release ROAM | Nairobi, Kenya, Roam, has today announced the launch of their next-generation electric motorcycle, the Roam Air. The Roam Air is designed both for urban and rural environments, with years of research and months of development dedicated to building the optimal electric motorcycle for Africa.
The focus of the motorcycle has been to design a robust vehicle with best in class carrying capacity, range and top speed to enable mass adoption of clean transport across the continent without the need for additional infrastructure. This motorcycle is the first fully adapted electric motorcycle for the commercial market on the continent, while at the same time almost reaching price parity with local petrol motorcycles (Price $1500) and with up to 70% lower running cost. Creating a new standard for transport on the African continent.
Based on a new innovative frame the motorcycle accommodates for a dual battery system. The new configuration allows users to remove the battery and plug it into any normal outlet at home, just like your phone, or charge the battery in public charging and swapping stations. The frame is engineered to tackle all terrains, while also accommodating for a storage compartment replacing the fuel tank, interchangeability with local spare parts and increased carrying capacity on the extended subframe. The vehicle has been developed from research by Roam’s engineering team in Nairobi.
“We are thrilled to announce the unveiling of the Roam Air, our next-generation electric motorcycle, adapted and designed in detail for the African use-case and with special focus on affordability, reliability and connectivity. An electric motorcycle tailored for different commercial use-cases such as carrying passengers or cargo with safety at the forefront. It is truly a testament to our commitment to offering world-class electric vehicle technology to the continent.” – Filip Lövström, CEO and Co-Founder of Roam.
In the coming months Roam will be scaling up production in Nairobi to accomodate for the large customer interest in the region. With this product Roam is targeting large commercial motorcycle distribution channels across Africa, such as financiers for end-users, swapping station owners, and large commercial clients.
Roam is a Swedish-Kenyan technology company that develops, designs and deploys electric vehicles tailored for the African continent, leading the transition to sustainable transport. Founded in 2017, it became the first company to deliver locally produced electric motorcycles and buses. With nearly 100 employees, Roam is today the leading provider of electric vehicles in Africa and was recently listed on TIME magazine’s top 100 most innovative companies.
Roam Air Specifications:
- Battery Capacity: 2 x 3,24 kWh
- Range (Dual Battery): 180 km
- Nominal Power: 3000 W
- Top Speed: 90 km/h Payload: 220 kg
- Weight (Single Battery): 135 kg
- Charging time: 4 h
- Removable dual battery solution
- Driving modes: Eco, Standard, Power, Sports, Reverse
- Increased carrying capacity on subframe
- State-of-the-art software and onboard telemetry
- Storage compartment in tank
- Improved screen user interface with better visibility
- USB charging port