Nigeria, Israel and Japan team up to assemble electric motorcycles

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The federal government has partnered with Israeli and Japanese companies to begin manufacturing and assembling electric, green and environmentally friendly motorcycles to be launched by the first quarter of 2023.

The National Agency for Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (NASENI) has announced the collaboration with Israeli, Japanese and Nigerian companies in Abuja.

Available statistics show that in 2014, Nigeria had over 8 million registered commercial motorcycles, making it one of the most common modes of transport in Nigeria.

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But with the incessant fatal accidents and the high rate of insecurity in the country, many states have announced the banning of motorcycles in major cities across the country.

The group, made up of about 6 Nigerian, Israeli and Japanese companies, is set to start assembling electric motorcycles and tricycles using the Peugeot Automobiles Nigeria (PAN) plant in Kaduna state.

According to them, this new project will answer most of the concerns raised on motorcycles, especially on insecurity.

Most importantly, the organization is confident that the project will solve unemployment as it will improve the country’s income as Nigeria will serve as a distribution hub in the region and provide Nigerians with a variety of multi-faceted employment options. .

The National Agency for Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (NASENI) also hopes that the project will help curb the importation of motorcycles which has a negative effect on the naira.

Rising fuel costs and environmental impact make this new project particularly viable for Nigeria and Nigerians.

Chairman, PAN Nigeria Limited, Hon. Wadada Aliyu, called the initiative historic and a starting point for technological evolution in Nigeria.

“It is historic because Nigeria is sticking to the agenda which is green environment and memorable because NASENI got the ball rolling.

“This synergy between Israel, Japan, NASENI and PAN as the facility where the assembly will be done, I think the sky will be a starting point for technological evolution in Nigeria,” Aliyu said.

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