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In race against fuel challenges, Schneider Electric canvass adoption of electric vehicles

In race against fuel challenges, Schneider Electric canvass adoption of electric vehicles

As the demand for sustainable transportation solutions rises, Schneider Electric has emphasised the need for the adoption of Electric Vehicle solutions to alleviate future fuel challenges.

Ajibola Akindele, country president of Schneider Electric highlighted the firm’s commitment towards providing a reliable and sustainable solution for Nigeria’s transportation sector.

“Fuel scarcity remains a significant concern in Nigeria and the cost is now an added challenge. Schneider Electric recognises electric vehicles as a sustainable and efficient solution to address these issues, now and in the future,” Akindele said in a statement seen by BusinessDay.

“By shifting towards electric vehicles, Nigeria can reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and decrease carbon emissions. Schneider Electric is committed to supporting this transition by providing reliable and scalable EV charging solutions,” he said.

Schneider Electric also commended the efforts of the Lagos State Government in promoting the importation of automotive electrical vehicles into Nigeria.

“This forward-thinking initiative demonstrates the government’s commitment to cleaner mobility and paves the way for a greener transportation ecosystem,” the company said.

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Grace Olorunsola, EV charger product manager at Schneider Electric highlighted Schneider Electric’s diverse portfolio of EV charging solutions, “EV Charging solutions cater to the needs of both residential (EVlink Home) and commercial requirements (EVlink Pro AC).

“The charging solutions offer convenience and flexibility of use, ensuring electric vehicle owners can charge their vehicles efficiently without hassle,” Olorunsola said, adding that by implementing Schneider Electric’s EV charging solutions, Nigeria can seamlessly transition to electric vehicles and provide a sustainable and reliable transportation system for its citizens.

“The exhibition witnessed enlightening engagements with electric vehicle enthusiasts and industry professionals which provided valuable insights on the growing EV market in West Africa and the need for a robust charging infrastructure to support the transition to electric vehicles effectively,” Omobolanle Omotayo, marketing communications manager at Schneider Electric said.