Oando Clean Energy Limited and Yutong collaborate to bring 12,000 electric buses to Nigeria.
- Oando Clean Energy Limited (OCEL) and Yutong are collaborating to deploy 12,000 electric buses in Nigeria within seven years.
- The partnership aims to improve the mass transit infrastructure in Lagos State and develop an electric vehicle ecosystem in the country.
- Yutong’s delivery of the first two electric buses marks their entry into Sub-Saharan Africa and supports Nigeria’s transition to eco-friendly vehicles.
Oando Clean Energy Limited (OCEL) and Yutong, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer, have joined forces to transform Nigeria’s transportation sector. Their goal is to deploy 12,000 electric buses and build the necessary infrastructure over the next seven years. The collaboration has already delivered the first two pilot electric buses, with local assembly planned for the rest.
OCEL’s partnership with Yutong is driven by their commitment to the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) and their shared vision of creating a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. The focus is on improving mass transit infrastructure in Lagos State, a crucial area for EV infrastructure development.
Yutong’s involvement marks their first delivery of electric mass transit buses in Sub-Saharan Africa. These buses, equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, will be manufactured by Yutong, providing a sustainable and comfortable transportation option.
The collaboration aims to accelerate Nigeria’s shift toward zero-emissions vehicles and promote local capacity development through extensive training programs for stakeholders.
“This is a watershed moment for Yutong. It’s our first delivery of electric mass transit buses in Sub-Saharan Africa and the first step in the large-scale deployment of an electric powered public road transport system in Nigeria. We are excited to be embarking on this journey in partnership with Oando, an organization with a history of stellar performance in the energy sector and are hopeful to see a quick turnaround in our joint plans to advance all facets of the country’s transition to eco-friendly vehicles, including the development of local capacity through the delivery of, and exposure to extensive training programs for all stakeholders, from drivers to operators and the regulators.”
Frank Lee, Managing Director, Yutong West Africa