Nigeria Partners With Japan And Israel To Produce Electric Motorcycle
The Nigerian Government has a deal with the Israeli and Japanese governments to manufacture electric motorcycles in the country.
The agreement is a first step for Nigeria toward an eco-friendly environment as it aims to substantially reduce carbon emissions in the intention of slowing down or stopping its contribution to climate change.
According to Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman the alliance which combines Israeli, Japanese, and Nigerian technologies, will assist in addressing the numerous issues facing the transport and environmental sectors in Nigeria,
“It is a project that is a partnership between Israeli, Japanese and Nigerian companies taking place in Nigeria.
“What is special about this project is that it is a timely project that combines Israeli technologies, Japanese technologies, Nigerian entrepreneurship and innovation together in order to create a project that is going to work fabulously.
“We are talking about bringing electronic Motorcycles into Nigeria which will be a programme that is green, environmentally friendly.
“It offers people a cheap and safe way of transport and even has a technology to ensure that the motorcycles are only used for legal and appropriate purposes.
“When we look at what the problems are in the world and also in Africa and in Nigeria, we are talking about issues of fuel scarcity, we are talking about green technology, we are talking about the need to provide cleaner, cheaper, easier transport.
‘‘And here we are, having Israeli and Japanese Companies coming together with Nigerian partners in order to provide cleaner, greener, newer, exciting technology that is expected to move people, population across the country.
“I believe that a programme that is going to start in Nigeria will be successful and will go across Africa,” Freeman said.
Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman of NASENI praised the collaboration and said it has become permanent and will be domesticated throughout the nation.
According to Haruna, this project in Nigeria would ensure that electrical vehicles are manufactured in Nigeria in the near future.
“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.
“But most importantly, Nigeria will not just be consuming this technology, we are here to make sure that we domesticate, produce and manufacture in Nigeria. We are grateful and we are happy with this collaboration and we assure Nigerians that the automobile industry after this collaboration will not be the same again,” Haruna said.
Contrary to popular belief, Dr. Ayal Raz, a representative of the Israeli company Peramare Enterprise, asserted that Nigeria is a secure place to invest, noting that the collaborative collaboration hopes to introduce the first car in 2023.
“With this innovative idea, we believe it is going to change so many things in the face of Nigeria. It will bring green energy which means cheaper cost of transport and we all know what that means for our people.
“It will give work to the people because it is industry, we are going to put a factory here, we will start with assembling then building. It will give us less pollution and greener air. Nigeria is safe to do business and by the special grace of God it is going to come during the first quarter of 2023, “ Raz said.
According to Mr. Sasi Shilo, CEO of SIXAI and a Japanese partner, his company is interested in helping Nigeria and the rest of Africa establish a sustainable nation using safe and clean technologies.
“It is a very exciting moment. We have been working in the automobile industry for about half a decade, we have certified plants in fourteen different countries.
“We really want to contribute to the African nation with our technology. What we want to bring is not only to produce but what we want to achieve is to support the African nation to be sustainable. Through our products with safety and environmentally friendly features in our technology,” Sasi said.
The effort, according to Hon. Wadada Aliyu, Chairman of PAN Nigeria Limited, is historic and marks the beginning of Nigeria’s technical development.
“This is historic because Nigeria is conforming with the order of the day which is a green environment and memorable because NASENI has set the ball rolling.
“This synergy between Israeli, Japan, NASENI and PAN as a facility where the assembling will be done, I think the sky will be a starting point of technological evolution in Nigeria,” Aliyu said.
Mr. Madisca Haruna, Managing Director of LINKSMAN International LTD said 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 easier.