Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu, receives electric buses for mass transit scheme

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has confirmed the arrival of the first batch of electric buses in Lagos, signaling a shift towards sustainable transportation solutions in the city.

This was disclosed in a tweet on Sanwo-Olu’s verified Twitter handle on Sunday.

He wrote, “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.

“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.”

“With the ability to travel 280 km at full charge, taking into account our unique travel times in Lagos, our electric buses are a game-changer.”

Oando-Lagos State agreement would see Oando Clean Energy rolling out 12,000 electric mass transit buses, including supporting charging infrastructure, and service centres (EV Infrastructure Ecosystem).

The transition followed an earlier switch made by private sector logistics player, GIG Logistics, which opened the space with JET Motor Company’s EV buses in 2021.

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