Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagos State residents of cost-efficient transportation through the introduction of electric buses.
The governor stated that the new electric buses which can travel at 280km at full charge will reduce the emissions of carbon which are environmental hazards.
Sanwo-Olu added that introduction of the first set of electric buses set-off his plan to modernise the state through enhancement of operation in all sectors.
“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 analyze the operational efficiencies relative to the current BRT buses to further improve our public transport service.
“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.”
Sanwo-Olu added that the state is partnering with Oando Clean Energy Limited to strategically place like gas stations and malls to enable easy access to powering the buses.
“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 collaboration is a testament to our commitment to creating a sustainable future for Lagos.
“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.”
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