Nigeria has entered into a partnership agreement with Israel and Japan to begin manufacturing of electric motorcycles.
This is the West African nation’s first step toward creating an eco-friendly environment by reducing carbon emissions in the transport industry.
The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman who disclosed this said the partnership would address the numerous issues impacting Nigeria’s transportation and environmental sectors.
The collaboration is expected to introduce the first car in 2023.
“The first attempt to domesticate certain technologies in this country, especially in the automobile industry, has not worked with continuous importation. NASENI has come into this now with the perfect partners, Japanese and Israeli companies whose technologies are proven and known,” a report by theelectricityhub.com quoted Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman of NASENI saying.
Dr. Ayal Raz, a representative of the Israeli company Peramare Enterprise, observed that Nigeria is a safe place to invest.
Mr. Sasi Shilo, Chief Executive Officer, SIXAI, and Japanese Partner, stated that his business is eager to support Nigeria in developing a sustainable nation using clean and safe technology in addition to supporting the African continent as a whole.
According to Mr Madisca Haruna, Managing Director of LINKSMAN International LTD, the project aims to achieve Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, which aims to improve global cooperation and make access to sustainable energy research and technology more accessible.