Possible EVS to Launch 100% Electric Taxis in Abuja

Oghenevwede Ohwovoriole in Abuja

Afirm, Possible Electric Vehicle Services (PEVS), plans to launch a fleet of taxis that are 100% electric in Abuja. 

The Chief Executive Officer of PEVS, Mosope Olaosebikan, who disclosed this in a statement recently, said his organisation is thrilled to lead a transformation in the transportation sector.

“In a groundbreaking move towards sustainable and eco-friendly transportation, Possible EVS is set to launch Nigeria’s first fleet of electric taxis with an initial fleet of 30 units. As a socially responsible and forward-thinking organisation, we’re thrilled to lead this transformative journey. We believe our pioneering efforts will inspire other players in the transportation industry to embrace sustainable practices and contribute to a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous Nigeria,” he said.

The statement said as a way of supporting the operation of the electric taxis, Possible EVS would establish charging stations across Abuja, serving as a pilot programme for future expansion. 

He said these charging stations would ensure that the electric taxis have access to reliable and convenient charging infrastructure, enabling seamless operations and reducing any concerns about range anxiety. 

He added, “With the introduction of Nigeria’s first electric taxi fleet, Possible EVS sets a promising example for the nation and the African continent as a whole, demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of electric mobility. As the fleet expands and more electric taxis hit the streets, Nigeria’s urban areas will witness a positive transformation in terms of reduced emissions, improved air quality, and enhanced passenger experiences.”

Olaosebikan noted that Possible EVS’s electric taxi initiative not only contributes to Nigeria’s sustainable development goals but also aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and create a more sustainable future for all. 

He said as the nation embraces electric mobility, Possible EVS leads the way in driving the transition toward a cleaner and greener transportation ecosystem.

“Nigerians can look forward to a seamless and comfortable commuting experience. 

Our vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art features, including spacious interiors, advanced safety systems, and user-friendly technology, and our plans to install fast-charging infrastructure across key locations will ensure convenient access to charging stations and minimize any concerns about range anxiety,” he stated.

He added that with its commitment to sustainability, innovative solutions, and a vision for a cleaner future, Possible EVS is poised to revolutionise public transportation and pave the way for a greener Nigeria.

“The transport sector in Nigeria represents about 24% of in-scope carbon emissions every year. And 72% of these emissions come from passenger vehicles,” he said.

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