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UAE startup launches electric motorbikes

The motorbikes have been developed and tested to withstand the UAE’s harsh heat conditions. (Image source: Terra Tech)

Dubai-based startup Terra Tech has announced the arrival of the first fleet of electric motorbikes to its warehouse in Al Quoz

The arrival of Terra’s first electric motorbike fleet brings the firm one step closer to deploying its vehicles on the UAE's roads and making electric mobility an accessible reality for the local last-mile sector. The motorbikes and their swappable batteries have been developed and tested to withstand the UAE’s harsh heat conditions resulting in long battery life and a lesser need for batteries to be swapped frequently.

“We are pleased to unveil our first fleet of electric motorbikes, marking the next important growth phase as a business. As our bikes undergo final testing, our focus has shifted towards finalizing agreements with prominent partners in the UAE’s last-mile sector. We have received a positive response to our solutions, and numerous partners are eager to invest in the future,” said Hussam Zammar, founder and managing director of Terra.

Terra is the MENA region’s first B2B-focused micro-mobility tech startup providing electric motorbikes with swappable battery solutions for use with its electric motorbikes, enabling users to quickly swap out batteries at designated stations. This eliminates the need for lengthy charging times. The company also aims to accelerate the UAE's development towards emissions-free delivery in the buildup to COP28 later this year.

The company joins a host of firms in the region, which are introducing electric vehicles to the Middle East market. Earlier this year, Al Futtaim launched its own electric mobility company, where EVs from brands such as BYD Auto Company will be showcased. DHL Global Forwarding, in tandem with Saloodo!, launched the Mercedes-Benz electric truck in June this year. Apart from this, multiple companies such as Powertech Mobility are installing EV charging infrastructure across sites in the UAE.  

Founded in 2021, Terra provides energy distribution and consumption through Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) subscription models.