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This call for projects aims to identify companies producing electric vehicles adapted to Africa and to test these vehicles with villagers in Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda.
We are particularly looking for two types of vehicles:
This call for projects does not exclude other electrical mobility solutions as long as they are adapted to the African rurality and its constraints.
Deadline for submission: May 30, 2019
Earnings and benefits for selected projects:
ENGIE PowerCorner is ENGIE's initiative for rural electrification of Africa at the village level. It involves installing and operating small solar power + batteries and connecting the inhabitants of the villages via a distribution network in AC.
ENGIE PowerCorner is in scale up phase with 13 mini-grids in operation in Tanzania and Zambia and willoperate a portfolio of 35 mini grids by 2020 with access to nearly 10,000 customers.
In rural Africa, transport needs are numerous and yet people do not have access to flexible and affordable means of transport. As a result, apart from a very small minority who use motorcycles and motor cars whose operating costs are very expensive (since gasoline is the same price as in Europe), most of the inhabitants of rural areas of Africa, more than a billion people by 2025, walk, bike or use public transport, which are infrequent, dangerous and uncomfortable.
What are we looking for?
100% of the African population will have access to electricity by 2030, electric vehicles are a "game changer" since their operating cost per km is much lower than that of a thermal vehicle (2 to 7 times cheaper according to electricity rates).
However, the global market for electric vehicles, on the suppliers' side, is barely emerging and most of the world's supply is limited to city vehicles or to developed countries. There is therefore a supply gap for the rural areas of Africa that this call for projects tries to fill by identifying manufacturers capable of providing vehicles:
Electric motor solutions with boat using batteries are also being sought for this call for tender. These should be:
This call for projects is launched to identify and create partnerships with companies able to provide affordable electric vehicles whowant to test their products directly on the market of rural Africa.
Eligibility and selection criteria:
Please follow the submission canvas (below) and answer the different questions. You can upload an xls file and pictures.
Selection procedure and provisional timetable:
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