10 electric-powered Made In Nigeria motorcycles have reportedly been launched on Thursday, in Lagos by the Federal Ministry of Power.
The motorcycles are said to be manufactured by MAX Nigeria under its Electric Vehicle (EV) opportunities in rural and peri-urban communities in Nigeria.
Peoples Gazette gathered that the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, within the framework of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) we’re the ones who funded the pilot project.
The motorcycles which were made for rural mobility were deployed to a mini-grid solar community in Ogun State called Gbamu Gbamu to transport goods and agricultural produce under the pilot phase of the programme.
Speaking during the unveiling, the Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access Department, Federal Ministry of Power, Abubakar Ali-Dapshima, who was represented by Phillip Abel, a senior official of the ministry, said electric mobility was very important to the socio-economic development of rural and peri-urban communities.
In his words:
“The objective of the project is to showcase the opportunities, and impact electric mobility synergised with solar mini-grid projects, bring to communities.”
Also speaking during the event, the Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Barka Sajou, urged investors to explore the solar mini-grid sector in the country. He added that the major challenge to the sustainability of the sector was the adoption of mini-grids for productive activities.
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