MyFoodness is your typical delivery service startup from which one can order a variety of items â€” fruit & veg boxes, food & drinks, general groceries, pharmacy orders, and more â€” via the companyâ€™s app. Electric scooters for deliveries make perfect sense in a small city like Botswanaâ€™s capital Gaborone. Riders can really sweat out the range of these electric scooters with frequent short trips across the city.
The electric scooters are from Chinese manufacturer Yadea, which is on Hong Kongâ€™s stock exchange. Yadea has an annual production capacity of over 6.7 million vehicles and sells over 5 million units annually.
A lot of these electric scooters come with lithium-ion battery packs ranging from 1 kWh to 2 kWh of usable energy and ranges from about 45 km to 70 km (30â€“45 miles) per charge. Some do come with the option of two battery packs to extend the range beyond 100 km (62 miles) per charge. So, a full charge for only 20 cents? That sounds like a good enabler on the journey to mass adoption in the near future.
See Electric Deliveries Are Spreading Across Africa, Botswana Startup MyFoodness Adopts Electric Scooters On Its Routes
Slowly but surely, we are getting there. We recently shared Kenyan startup GreenSpoonâ€™s move to embrace electric delivery vans and ABInBevâ€™s South African Breweriesâ€™ addition of the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter to its fleet. Well, now, on our travels to Botswana, we came across MyFoodness, which has been using electric scooters on its delivery routesÂ since 2018.