National Second prize winner

GEnTz – Green Energy Tanzania

E-mobility solutions for Africa’s last-mile transportation


GEnTz offers electric motorcycles to boda-boda drivers and recharges batteries in its charging stations. Transport is one of the most polluting sectors: it provides more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.
GEnTz is creating a new space for e-mobility in Tanzania by selling electric motorcycles on a lease-to-own model and building a network of solar charging stations. The motorcycle is low cost to operate and durable enough for local roads.
We’ll offer East Africa’s five million taxi motorcyclists a commercial electric motorcycle that is cheaper from day one, provides better overall user experience and requires minimal customer behaviour change.
We aim to create the first mass-market electric vehicle that costs less to acquire, maintain and operate than a fuel vehicle.
We make the electric option the obvious choice for our customers by putting serious money back into the pockets of low-income drivers and their families.

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  • 2021 Participant
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  • Solutions for Emerging Markets
  • Tanzania

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  • Giacomo Gentili - CEO

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