Innocent Ishimwe
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In rural Rwanda, getting produce to market can be just as difficult as growing it. Even where paved roads reach, transportation can be unreliable and slow—farm products are often moved by bicycle. OX Delivers, a “clean-transport ecosystem” that allows farmers to book cargo space on trucks via cell phones, aims to make freight hauling more efficient. The company has rolled out a fleet of trucks in Rwanda that enables farmers to access distant markets at roughly the same price they would pay for bicycle cargo. Now the fleet, run by local OX Delivers drivers, is going electric, and the company has designed a truck for Rwanda’s rough roads. The first EV went into service this year, and more will roll out through 2024.

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