Sanwo Olu Announces Plans For Electric Bus Assembly Plant

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Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu has announced plans to establish an assembly plant for electric buses in Lagos state.

The governor made this statement while announcing the arrival of the first set of electric buses, which will be added to the Lagos Mass Transit Master Plan which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the state.

According to a tweet made by the governor himself via his Twitter handle @jidesanwolu, the governor noted his excitement at the arrival of the buses. He tweeted “Lagosians can expect a cleaner and greener public transportation system.”.

He added that the new buses would be powered by universal chargers which would be placed at public places and gas stations in partnership with Oando Clean Energy Limited.

He said “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..