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A silent revolution on two wheels

Meet the OMC electric bike. It means solar powered transportation for rural India.

We charge it at the Micropower Plant and our customers rent it for 50 Indian Rupees – about one US dollar – per day.

Trials are currently taking place with the bikes being used by a variety of people – including;

  • Farmers who previously had to walk with their produce to and from markets
  • People visiting relatives living more than a day’s walk away
  • Businesses transporting goods between villages, and also from distant shops, to sell locally

It’s the future of local transportation, now in the hands of the people that need it most – at a cost everyone can afford.

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