The transport sector contributes to the 28.4 % of total GHG emissions in Nigeria, the second largest contributor after the energy industries(40.7%). Among the six key transportation activities of road, rail, pipelines, water and air transport services, and post and courier services, the road transport takes up the most significant portion. The country has the largest road network in West Africa although still connection has not been perfect throughout the country.
If the country, however, prepares and transit from using fossil fuels to power passenger vehicles to install low carbon transportation system, the country can realize a significant mitigation potential from amounting to 4,897.90 Gg CO2-eq. In reflection of this, the country recognizes the potential to improve infrastructure and adopt low-carbon transportation system. Electric-Mobility (EM) is globally recognized as a viable and attractive option that can help the country redress the adverse issues faced with conventional transportation system.
To develop national e-mobility and implementation framework for Nigeria for deployment and scaling-up of electric transportation systems:
- Assessment of the market readiness to deploy electric transportation systems in Nigeria and draft the e-mobility framework;
- Conduct policy review to recommend the implementation roadmap for deployment and upscaling of the electric-mobility and supporting charging infrastructure on the basis of local context and develop a framework;
- Conduct detailed feasibility study on selected action plans to develop business case on procuring and deploying electric vehicles and charging infrastructure;
- Conduct capacity building and awareness of relevant stakeholders.
Electric-Mobility is globally recognized as a viable and attractive option that can help the country redress the adverse issues faced with conventional transportation system. The shift also has the potential to offer important co-benefits such as reduced energy imports, green growth and local job creation.This transition will also contribute to reducing the negative public health implications from vehicles for women and children, which are more vulnerable to the impact of air pollution than men and provide mobility for them to access better social services.