In sub-Saharan Africa, the transport sector account for 14.5% of total energy combustion, the sector is the second largest source of CO2 emissions in Africa, accounting for 28% of the total emissions of the continent.
The purpose of this project is to tackle these issues with the distribution of 9 million electric motorcycles (2 wheelers and 3 wheelers) in different countries across Africa, and build assembly factories and swapping/charging stations in each country where the project will take place.
MAUTO’s electric motorbikes will be mainly used by taxi, delivery services and individuals.
Since fossil fuel powered motorbikes are almost considered as the public transportation system of most of West African countries, introducing electric motorcycles will significantly reduce the carbon emissions created by the existing vehicles. To monitor all trips and calculate emission reduction, all the bikes are fitted with advanced IOT systems to track their kilometers traveled, speed, location etc.
Around 80% of the electricity that will be used for charging the vehicle will be from solar PV recharge stations.
MAUTO is a company that started operation in 2015 with the introduction of electric three-wheelers in India. Since then they deployed over 80,000 vehicles in different cities all over the country. Building on this expertise, MAUTO started to operate in Africa in 2021 launching its service in Togo. From 2022 MAUTO will develop its activities in West African countries like Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, and many will follow. MAUTO is working relentlessly towards building the largest manufacturing units with the production of a thousand bikes every day.