Powerhive will develop a swappable battery pack called the ‘Jerr-e-Can’, which can help improve the use of existing mini grids. The project will create an hourly rental service for electric ‘boda bodas’ and three-wheeled vehicles. The vehicles will be powered by a swappable Jerre-can, a 72V, energy efficient battery that can be charged by mini grids or solar home systems.
By using Jerr-e-cans, Powerhive is helping to make electric vehicles in Kenya cleaner and more economically viable. The project aims to make 20% of female customers drivers, as the vehicles can help women transport water over long distances, which is a time-consuming, daily task.