Sustainable transportation has taken a leap forward with e-bikes across Africa enabled by Aeris’ Global Intelligent IoT Network.
Sustainable transportation is key to meeting ambitious net zero targets in Africa and worldwide.
Aeris is providing M Auto with Intelligent IoT connectivity to help enable sustainable transportation with 2,000 e-bikes on the ground and 3,000 bikes ready for market. M Auto is also creating employment across Africa by investing in manufacturing and deploying e-Bikes across the continent, with Togo and Benin being the first two countries to go live.
M Auto aims to boost sustainable transportation by replacing all African motorcycles powered by an internal combustion engine with electric by 2030 while creating more than one million jobs and their mission is to provide access to innovative and sustainable electric mobility solutions to improve the quality of life by creating an e-mobility experience that is sustainable (has zero carbon emissions), affordable, digitally enabled, and offers an unparalleled mileage range via swappable charging battery stations.
Since partnering in 2022, Aeris has helped M Auto through the initial launch of their EV products and services and enabled them to gain the ‘first mover advantage’ by shortening M Auto’s time-to-market. M Auto utilises the Aeris Intelligent IoT Network to deploy its devices faster and Aeris’ support services to scale more quickly into new markets.
The expansion of M Auto in Africa is boosted by the Aeris Intelligent IoT Network, which provides a robust platform for sustainable transportation with reliable connectivity everywhere to help build and scale innovative Internet of Things programs including sustainable mobility solutions. Aeris’ global subscriber identity module (SIM), which is deployed at the point of manufacture, enabled M Auto to reduce its supply chain costs and solution deployment time.
“Aeris’ high-quality service and IoT expertise has assisted M Auto in providing access to innovative and sustainable electric mobility solutions,” said Shegun Adjadi Bakari, ceo of M Auto. “By partnering with Aeris, we are making sustainable transportation more accessible as we continue our mission to transform lives.”
Mohsen Mohseninia, VP market development, EU at Aeris said: “We are delighted to help M Auto expand their capabilities and deliver sustainable transportation to the people throughout Africa. Aeris’ ability to offer secure, intelligent IoT connectivity at the most optimized total cost of ownership ensures that M Auto’s e-bikes are operational and reliable regardless of where they are deployed in Africa.”
M Auto is the largest EV company in Africa and is introducing a scalable, clean industrial e-mobility ecosystem to empower a new entrepreneurial generation to drive inclusive growth, sustainable development and job creation. Currently operational in Benin and Togo, its cost-effective and convenient mobility solutions are a source of great traction on the market and promote environmental sustainability in Africa. M Auto is launching 2 new operations before the end of 2022 and long-term plans include expanding into the rest of Africa