By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
Ogun state in collaboration with NGTSL/Spiro, is set to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) bikes and introduce electric bikes. Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun announced this ambitious initiative, which aims to revolutionize transportation in the state.
Test drives have already been conducted in Abeokuta to ensure the adaptability of electric bikes on rough terrain, while a comprehensive sensitization campaign has engaged key stakeholders in the transport sector. With the goal of deploying 250 swap stations across the state within six months, Ogun State is paving the way for a greener and more efficient future.
The electric bikes, known as Spiro commando bikes, offer an impressive range of 70-80 kilometers per battery swap. This transition is expected to result in a significant 30-40% reduction in operational expenses compared to traditional ICE bikes. Not only are electric bikes environmentally friendly, but they also produce minimal noise pollution, making them a preferred choice for communities.
The swap stations will allow riders to conveniently exchange batteries, ensuring uninterrupted mobility. Ogun State’s commitment to sustainable transportation marks a major milestone in the state’s efforts to create a cleaner and more sustainable future.