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Leaving no one behind: accessible, reliable, and sustainable energy for all

It’s not just energy poverty that plagues Africa. The continent also suffers “transport poverty.” If someone is “transport poor,” it means that they may not be able to afford transport fare to go to work, school, visit friends, or access essential healthcare services. Poverty and other social and economic challenges greatly hinder people’s access to transport. Families without a car may find it difficult to access healthcare institutions, visit relatives, or even take their children to school.

And although poorer households use public transport more often than high-income earners, they still find it difficult to access reliable, quality transport options. The result of this is fewer training and job opportunities, less travel experience, and lingering poverty.

The key to a socially balanced green transformation is addressing the social justice issues in the transition to zero-carbon mobility as it relates to the poor and rural communities. The sustainable solutions we propose must be socially inclusive. Our solution must give special attention to the poor. We must make public transport reliable, affordable, and accessible to people in rural areas. 

The people most affected by the cost of fuel are those in rural communities where only bikes and small vehicles can go and also commuters who rely on public transport to go to work and school. And with rapid urbanization, ICE vehicles are increasing, causing significant air pollution in the cities.

At Possible EVS, our sustainable transport solutions (e-vehicles, e-taxis, and e-bikes) prioritize equity, accessibility, and eco-friendliness with respect to transport needs, regardless of geographic location or income. We focus on families and communities in areas most affected by transport poverty. By thinking about families in these socially vulnerable areas, we address the challenges and hindrances they face with regard to sustainable transport and transport poverty.

Mobility is an essential aspect of work and life. Possible EVS’s sustainable mobility service will address the biggest challenge Nigeria faces in EV adoption: access and cost. We’re deploying fleets of two- and three-wheeler e-bikes designed to be affordable to low-income earners, easy to use, and provide last-mile mobility solutions to urban and rural Nigerians. We’re providing affordable, sustainable transport alternatives for everyone, including those in rural areas.

Nigeria’s move to electric vehicles for transport is already underway. What we need is an equitable implementation strategy that works for all — rich or poor, urban or rural settlers.

our goals

With our sustainable last-mile transport solution, we hope to

  • improve access to water, healthcare, markets, and various essential services
  • foster climate protection and contribute to C02 mitigation
  • promote awareness regarding sustainable transportation and climate change.
  • empower local mechanics with the necessary skills and expertise to repair and maintain e-bikes and e-taxis.
  • create employment opportunities for e-bikes and e-taxi operators, delivery services, and local assembly.
  • expand the range of mobility options, creating avenues for the emergence of new businesses and markets.
  • align with 11 out of the 17 SDGs targeting diverse areas of sustainable development.

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