Tech entrepreneur Jorge Appiah wants to revolutionize how people and goods get around Ghana by making transportation cheaper and, more important, cleaner. The CEO and Founder of SolarTaxi, a start-up launched in 2019 focused on electric-powered mobility solutions for both businesses and consumers, is on his way thanks in large part to EVs imported from China.
SolarTaxi sells and rents two-wheeled scooters, tricycles, and cars using solar panels (also from China) to recharge their batteries. Most of the vehicles, which include a range of sedans, mini-vans, and SUVs, are made by Chinese brands like BYD, Dongfeng, and Chery among others.
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