- Roam is a leading electric vehicle producer in Nairobi, Kenya setting “The Standard for electric mobility in Africa”.
- Roam’s first electric motorcycle, the Roam Air, is going into pre-production and will be delivered to customers in 2023.
- The battery pack is a bespoke design; employing best-in-class technical solutions to challenging cost-to-performance requirements.
- The battery pack has been tightly packaged to fit within the motorcycles and to allow rapid swapping.
Anodox is delighted to announce it has been working with Roam for some time on developing a battery pack for the Roam Air, the next-generation electric motorcycle tailored for Africa.
A production-intent model of the Roam Air was launched earlier this year. The Roam Air arrives as the first fully adapted electric motorcycle for the commercial market in all of Africa and hopes to create a new standard in clean transport across the continent and beyond. Read more here.
Anodox will deliver pre-series quantities to Roam’s assembly lines in Kenya during 2023, with a quick ramp up to large volumes. The battery has been tightly packaged to fit the vehicle frame and weighs ≅20 kg. The Roam Air can carry two packs, each with a 3 kWh rating. The batteries can be swapped within minutes either by the rider or at dedicated stations. The Roam Air can reach speeds of 90 km/h (56 mph) and has a range of up to 180 km (112 mi), with dual battery packs installed.
“We are delighted to support Roam in establishing the standard for electric mobility in Africa. Our engineers relished the challenge of meeting Roam’s cost-to-performance ratio requirements. Anodox has been able to deliver a solution that offers the safety and reliability needed to ensure the success of the Roam Air at a purchase price that is near cost parity with petrol but has a significantly lower running cost.” - Tom Walsh, Co-founder Anodox
“We’re excited to develop this relationship with Anodox. We couldn’t have asked for a better delivery partner for battery packs. Their expertise and experience within the industry are stellar, and enables us to meet demanding cost, time, and quality requirements. Our aim now is to ensure the assembly line in Kenya can meet the demand for Roam Air from customers across Africa.” - Filip Lövström, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer at Roam
Roam is a Swedish-Kenyan technology company that develops, designs, and deploys electric vehicles tailored for the African continent, leading the transition to sustainable transport. Founded in 2017, it became the first company to deliver locally produced electric motorcycles and buses. With nearly 150 employees, Roam is today the leading provider of electric vehicles in Africa and was recently listed on TIME magazine's top 100 most innovative companies.