In South Africa, free-to-use electric cycle taxis are paid for by ads
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In big cities, congested roads mean that public transport is the predominant mode of travel and if residents need to take a car, it's usually a taxi. The Netherlands' Hopper has already explored the possibility of eco taxi travel with its one-person electric scooters, and now Mellowcabs is enabling South African citizens to travel for free in its electric cycle cabs that are funded by advertising. The vehicles have been designed to achieve three goals: free and effective public transport, provide much sought-after advertising hoardings for marketers, and also cut carbon emissions. Each taxi holds up to two passengers and…
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