The eRanger combines the benefits of a motorcycle with the cargo capacity of a sidecar, in a package that is cost effective, rugged and simple to maintain. Ideal for use by the local population and already tried and tested in the hardest conditions the eRanger has proven to be extremely durable and reliable and is already making a positive impact in various parts of the world.
The basic unit can be adapted to provide solutions to a wide range of typical developing world problems, all in a package that is affordable, reliable, rugged and very importantly, sustainable within communities to help them become more self-reliant.
The concept of sustainability is further reinforced by the development of the maintenance unit that contains all the tools and equipment needed to properly maintain and repair a "fleet" of vehicles, as well as other equipment.
The motorbikes used are the Jialing JH125 and JH200. However, the versatility of the construction means that the unit can be driven by various lightweight, four-stroke off-road motorcycles designed to suit the customer's requirements.
Although the construction of the eRanger is relatively low 'tech' allowing easy repair, each unit is constructed using jigs and appropriate manufacturing techniques to ensure they are finished to the same high standard.
Training for riders or operators is available at our college in Eastern Cape South Africa, near East London. The training includes:
Off-road riding (on our specially designed off-road test track)
It can take as little as 5 hours to reach basic competence. Students are trained to deal with all the various conditions and difficulties that driving in rural Africa can present. More advanced training can also be arranged.