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Support electric mobility in Sub Saharian Africa

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10

countries of operation

7830000

tCO2 saved /year

1700000

vehicles distributed each year

Verra VCS

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Description


Project Name : M-Auto

Project owner : M-Auto

The program has two objectives :
-Replace gasoline motorcycles with electrical motorcycles (2-wheeler and 3-wheelers)
-Build assembly factories and swapping/charging stations in each country where the project will take place

The MAUTO bikes are mainly used by taxi, delivery services and households. They will also offer a retrofication feature that allows to swap thermal motor for electric one on the same bike.
Since bikes are almost considered as the public transportation system of most of West African countries, introducing electric bikes will drastically reduce the carbon emission created by the existing vehicles. To monitor all trips and calculate emission reduction, all the bikes are fitted with advanced IOT systems which track travelled kms of the bikes, speed, location etc,. 70%-80% of the electricity which will be used for charging the vehicle will be from solar PV recharge stations.

M Auto is a company that started operation in 2015 with the introduction of electric three-wheelers in India, since then they deployed over 20,000 vehicles in different cities all over the country. Building on this expertise, M Auto started to operate in Africa in 2021 launching its service in Togo. From 2022 M-Auto will develop its activities in West African countries like Benin, Rwanda, Niger, and many will follow. M-Auto is working relentlessly towards building the largest manufacturing unit with the production of a thousand bikes every day.

Impact


Bikes are considered as one of the most efficient public transportation system in this country.

The projects introduces electric bikes that will reduce the carbon emission created by the existing vehicles.

M Auto has a strong policy on women’s employment.

The bikes are operated by women technicians who are a part of M Auto’s huge, diverse and inclusive workforce, also consisting of the largest fleet of women drivers.

M Auto is using local workforce for its factory, riders and maintenance mechanics.

The project will create more than 2,000 jobs locally.

The transport sector is also the second largest source of emissions in Africa, accounting for 28% of the total emissions of the continent.

The project is taking fThanks to the project, 2,000,000 tCO2 will be saved each year.

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