Sokowatch launches Uganda’s first commercial electric tuk-tuks

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Sokowatch has launched a set of electric tuk-tuks to be added to its delivery fleet in Uganda.

The tuk-tuks are built and assembled by a team led by Sokowatch’s head mechanic and engineer, Mary Nankinga alongside Gayam Motor Works. The new fleet of vehicles takes about 3 hours to charge overnight and last for approximately 2-3 days. The electric tuk-tuks also deliver to an estimated 35 shops per day within 2 hours of orders being placed and can carry 500kg in goods for the retailers.

Sokowatch enables informal retailers to order products at any time via SMS or mobile app and receive free same-day delivery to their store. Using historic purchasing data, the platform also evaluates retailers to provide them with access to credit and other financial services typically not available to informal businesses.

“Every day, we witness the impact of carbon emissions and noise pollution on this city, which is why this project is so important and also why we’re proud to be a company leading active change in Kampala.”

said Sokowatch’s Country Manager for Uganda, Peter Muzoora.

The new electric tuk-tuks will play a critical role in Sokowatch’s service, which employs tech-enabled solutions to improve supply chain inefficiencies for informal retailers.

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