The Federal Ministry of Power has unveiled 10 electric-powered motorcycles manufactured by a private Company under its electric vehicle opportunities in rural and peri-urban communities in Nigeria.
The pilot project is funded by the European Union, EU, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, within the framework of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme.
The motorcycles were deployed to Gbamu-Gbamu Mini-Grid Solar Community in Ogun State to transport goods and agricultural produce under the pilot phase of the programme.
The Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access Department, Federal Ministry of Power, Abubakar Ali-Dapshima said electric mobility was very important to the socio-economic development of rural and peri-urban communities.
He added that the objective of the project is to showcase the opportunities and impact that electric mobility, synergised with solar mini-grid projects, brings to communities.