June 28, 2024

GOGO wins Ashden Award for outstanding climate innovation

GOGO has won the Ashden Award for Powering Futures in Clean Energy. The annual Ashden Awards celebrate inclusive climate solutions: work that creates a fairer world, as well as lowering emissions and preparing communities for climate threats.   

GOGO Electric is a Ugandan electric mobility company that develops and produces electric motorcycles, Lithium-ion battery packs, and battery swapping technologies. GOGO is committed to advancing environmentally friendly transportation and lowering carbon emissions through EVs and battery swap station technology.

Sowedi Kaziro working in the assembling and production Unit at GOGO, in Nakawa, Uganda.

GOGO was one of seven winners at the 2024 Ashden Awards, which took place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London on 27th June. Winners will receive a grant of up to £25,000 and publicity, including connection to funders, investors and climate sector leaders. 

Champions were chosen by panels of expert judges from around the world including academics, business leaders, investors and journalists. The Ashden Awards were launched in 2000 and honour innovators from the public, private and non-profit sectors. 

Ashden CEO Dr Ashok Sinha said: “This year’s Ashden Award winners are worthy champions. They’re tackling the biggest climate challenges, in ways that also create important benefits – like new green jobs and fairer societies. Their inclusive approach is key to their success. 

“The 2024 winners have come through a rigorous assessment process, which confirmed their immense impact – and their potential to do even more in the future. Passion, ambition: they’ve got it all. So now we urge investors, funders, policymakers and climate sector leaders to back and work with these trailblazers.”

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