Bernhard founded SunCycles Namibia two years ago, in order to offer affordable and sustainable e-mobility and electricity via solar-powered electric bicycles. They offer micro financing to allow people to rent and then buy the bikes outright (they pay $1,200 over 24 months). However, people who need to get into the cities would usually have to spend $50 a month on taxis or buy a car for around $5,000 according to Bernhard. They are taught how to maintain it and can charge USB appliances through it. At the moment there are 25 e-bikes in use (some bought outright and some being rented). There are two volunteers who put in around five hours a week each. They have raised €776 on their crowdfunding platform and received investment of €1,000 from Volkswagen.
Last updated: 26 June 2018