Ghana EV Startup Kofa Signs Partnership With TAILG Group To Develop “Jidi” Electric Motorcycle

Kofa and TAILG will also deploy 200,000 Electric Motorcycles and 5000 Swap Stations

Joseph-Albert Kuuire
By Joseph-Albert Kuuire 3 Min Read

TAILG Group has signed a formal cooperation with Kofa, a Ghanaian company focusing on battery swap networks, to jointly develop a battery swap electric motorcycle called Jidi.

First orders of the Jidi are expected to arrive in Ghana at the end of 2023.


The partnership aims at deploying 200,000 vehicles using the Kofa battery swap network by 2030. This partnership will also require the construction of over 5,000 battery swap stations across the continent.

Jidi is a battery swap electric motorcycle designed and manufactured for the diverse and growing African market, jointly developed by TAILG Group and Kofa.

The Jidi is designed around Kofa’s extractable battery, which can achieve “unlimited battery range” by being swapped at any Kofa’s Swap & Go sites.

preview of jidi bike. image credit: kofa

Over the course of the year, Kofa’s swap network will accelerate deployment in Ghana, and by 2024, Kofa will invest in and build swap infrastructure in several new countries. Based on the advantages of Kofa batteries and swap networks, Jidi expects to reduce rider costs by 20–30%.

Why This Matters

Jidi’s dual batteries can provide a range of up to 100 km between each battery change, with zero CO2 emissions, low maintenance costs, automatic acceleration, and enhanced torque and acceleration performance, enabling Jidi to reach a maximum speed of 85 km/h. Several technical applications comply with United Nations and EU standards (UN/ECE).

What They’re Saying

Erik Nygard, CEO of Kofa Technologies said of this partnership: “This is a major milestone that will help accelerate EV adoption across Africa and play a major part in reducing urban pollution; motorcycles alone emit over 50 million tonnes of CO2 annually. TailG is the first major EV OEM entering Africa with a ready solution for scale by partnering with Kofa to provide the battery swap & go solution. We are really excited to help enable this”.

What Happens Next

TAILG also plans to integrate Kofa batteries into a range of new and existing models and support the spread of electric vehicles in Africa. Jidi’s start in Ghana and then launch into other African countries will help TAILG Electric Vehicle run further in global green and low-carbon travel.

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Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator, editor, and journalist at Tech Labari. Email: Twitter: @jakuuire
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