Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that the Lagos government has received the first batch of electric buses for public transportation, making it the first state in Nigeria to do so.
Sanwo-Olu emphasized the advantages of electric buses, such as their ability to decrease carbon emissions and increase efficiency, and stated that the people of Lagos can now benefit from cost-efficient transportation.
The governor attributed the success of the initiative to the state government’s collaboration with Oando Clean Energy Limited.
Lagos State Government’s Statement on Electric Buses
“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.”
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.… pic.twitter.com/4swo4R2fBS
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) April 30, 2023