Ukpono Anietie, PH
The Lagos State Governor, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has taken a significant step towards achieving its vision of a sustainable environment with the announcement of the first set of electric buses in Lagos.
In a statement posted on his official Twitter handle on Sunday, April 30th, 2023, Governor Sanwo-Olu shared the pictures of the new electric buses, and expressed his excitement at the progress made towards modernizing every sector of Lagos.
The governor also thanked Oando PLC, a leading energy solutions provider, for their partnership in bringing this project to fruition.
The new electric buses, which are part of the Lagos Mass Transit Master Plan, are expected to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the transportation sector in the state.
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Sanwo-Olu also highlighted the unique features of the electric buses, stating that they can travel up to 280 kilometers at full charge, making them suitable for Lagos’ demanding transportation needs.
See the statement below;
I am excited to announce the first set of electric buses in the Lagos Mass Transit Master Plan as part of our increased effort to modernise every sector of Lagos.
Thanks to our partnership with Oando PLC, Lagosians can expect a cleaner and greener public transportation system.
With the ability to travel 280km at full charge, taking into account our unique travel times in Lagos, our electric buses are a game-changer.
With an average daily usage of 200km by existing BRTs, there is no need to fear that the buses can stop while in transit.
Our new electric buses will not only reduce carbon emissions but will also increase efficiency.
This means that Lagosians can say goodbye to high fuel costs and hello to cost-efficient transportation.
We shall be running a pilot scheme over the next few months to gather sufficient data required to analyse the operational efficiencies relative to the current BRT buses to further improve our public transport service.
This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to creating a sustainable future for Lagos.
We understand the need for charging stations to power our electric buses, which is why we are partnering with Oando Clean Energy Limited to strategically place Universal Chargers at public places like malls and gas stations.
We also plan to establish an Assembly Plant for Electric Buses in the near future.
This is just the beginning of our efforts to transform Lagos into an even smarter city as we continue to increase our fleet of electric vehicles, further modernizing the Lagos transportation system.
Join us in embracing the future of mobility in Lagos.