Created in 2021, Bakomotors is the first manufacturer of electrical solar vehicles in MEA region, driven by sun and its lithium battery to maximize autonomy and sustainability. This ecofriendly company is 100% Tunisian owned and uses up to 70% of local materials in its production. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? BAKOMOTORS: The main area of activity is manufacturing electrical ecofriendly sustainable vehicles equipped with solar cells and a lithium battery. E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new products? BAKOMOTORS: This futuristic vehicle ensures last mile delivery and facilitates the activities of small businesses. The operation costs do not exceed $ 0.5 per 100 km with 0 carbon dioxide emissions. In December 2021 we revealed the prototype A for our 3-wheeler vehicle B10 and started receiving preorders. We are currently developing prototype B, in March we will reveal prototype C & D. We will start the serial production in June 2022. By the end of 2022 we will release a 3-wheeler passenger car and in 2023 the 4-wheeler passenger car. E.E: What are the ranges of traded products? BAKOMOTORS: We currently have 3 models B10, B15, B20 depending on the battery range that can go respectively up to 100km, 150km, 200km and reaches 80% charging capacity in only 2 hours. The first model is currently sold for $4000, the second model for $5000 and the last one for $6000. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? BAKOMOTORS: After revealing our first prototype in December 2021, we received more than 50 preorders through signing a partnership with Jumia and local business owners. We will be expanding by the end of the year to Nigeria where we will open a new branch there with our Nigerian partner Samuel Josiah and continue to expand in 6 other countries in Africa including Egypt, Ghana and Kenya. We also had some preliminary discussions with a major delivery company in Saudi Arabia that ordered an important number of vehicles and we are considering opening another branch to control the sales in the MENA regions by 2023. We were also contacted by a Russian distributor that wants to order a number of vehicles and distributes it in eastern Europe. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? BAKOMOTORS: We are expecting an exponential growth in the demand of the vehicle due to the evolution of e-commerce business after the pandemic lockdowns globally and especially in Africa and as a result the need for practical and low-cost delivery vehicles. This vehicle can be adapted to a number of uses including small merchants that will use it to deliver their products at lower supply chain costs which will result in higher demand each year. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? BAKOMOTORS: An increasing trend on green products and the global transitory phase towards electric cars. We produce an electric vehicle powered by sun that will decrease transportation costs to $0.5 per 100km. Our R&D team is developing an autonomous driving system to improve the performance of the car. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? BAKOMOTORS: We have already received 50 pre-orders for the 3-wheeler in the Tunisian market and we are expecting to sell around 200 vehicles by the end of 2022. We will reveal our 3-wheeler passenger version by the end of 2022. We will also expand our business and start a new brunch in Nigeria.