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Nigeria to Launch First Electric Taxi Fleet

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By Abiodun Okunloye

Ridesharing alternatives and low-cost transportation means will be provided.

Possible EVS, a sustainable transportation solution company, is preparing to roll out the first fleet of electric taxis in Nigeria, marking a significant step towards sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation. According to report, about 24% of annual in-scope carbon emissions in Nigeria are produced by the transport industry. Additionally, passenger vehicles are responsible for 72 percent of these emissions. However, the company hopes to revolutionise public transport in Nigeria by expanding from its current fleet of 30 units to over 200 electric taxis in the major cities by mid-2024.

These electric taxis, which were created specifically for the transportation of passengers, will provide improvements to the last mile of both intra-city and inter-city journeys, providing commuters with an option that is both convenient and cognizant of its impact on the environment. The fleet will also provide ridesharing alternatives, providing convenient, low-cost transportation to customers without the need for surge pricing. Electric taxis, in contrast to their combustion engine counterparts, produce no pollutants, making for a cleaner and greener urban environment.

Charging stations will be in strategic locations around Abuja.

In reference to the innovative transportation system, Mosope Olaosebikan, CEO and founder of Possible EVS, said that the company is excited to lead this revolutionary journey since it is both socially responsible and forward-thinking. They hope that by setting a new standard, they may encourage others in the transportation industry to follow suit, resulting in a more sustainable, cleaner, and more affluent Nigeria. They would also install charging stations in strategic locations around Abuja to facilitate the operation of electric taxis.

Furthermore, these stations will guarantee that electric taxis have easy access to a consistent power source, making for more streamlined operations and alleviating the anxiety associated with range. By launching Nigeria’s first electric taxi fleet, the company demonstrates the viability and advantages of electric mobility across the continent as a whole. Nigeria’s metropolitan areas will see a positive shift as the fleet grows and more electric taxis enter service, resulting in lower emissions, better air quality, and more pleasant rides for everyone.

It fits into the global effect to tackle climate change.

Not only does the electric taxi project of Possible EVS help Nigeria’s sustainable development objectives, but it also fits with global efforts to combat climate change and build a more sustainable future for everyone. The startup is leading the way in pushing the change towards a cleaner and greener transportation environment as the country adopts electric mobility. This transformation is being driven by Possible EVS. According to Mosope, Nigerians may anticipate a commuting experience that is both smooth and pleasant in the near future.

More so, the interiors of the vehicles are spacious, and they are equipped with cutting-edge safety features and technology that is simple to use. Any worries regarding distance concerns will be reduced significantly as a result of the plans to deploy fast-charging infrastructure throughout major sites. This will ensure quick access to charging stations. Possible EVS is prepared to revolutionise public transport and lead the path for a greener Nigeria due to its dedication to sustainability, creative solutions, and passion for a cleaner future.

The new initiative will complement the transportation industry.

There has been a global trend towards sustainable transportation options, and the advent of electric taxis is in line with this trend. The electric taxi fleet being developed by Possible EVS is not intended to compete with the country’s current transportation infrastructure, but rather to enhance it. The business’s goal is to promote the use of electric cars and other environmentally friendly modes of transportation around the nation by offering an alternative that is less harmful to the planet.

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