Schneider Electric Pushes for Electric Vehicles Adoption to Tackle Fuel Challenges
By Adedapo Adesanya
A global leader in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, in a recent demonstration of the growing interest in electric vehicles, showcased its cutting-edge range of Electrical Vehicle (EV) chargers at the West African Automotive Show in Lagos.
As the demand for sustainable transportation solutions rises, Schneider Electric emphasises the need for the adoption of EV solutions to alleviate future fuel challenges.
The Country President for Nigeria, Mr Ajibola Akindele, highlighted Schneider Electric’s commitment towards providing a reliable and sustainable solution for Nigeria’s transportation sector, saying, “Fuel scarcity remains a significant concern in Nigeria, and the cost is now an added challenge. Schneider Electric recognizes electric vehicles as a sustainable and efficient solution to address these issues, now and in the future.
“By shifting towards electric vehicles, Nigeria can reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and decrease carbon emissions.
“Schneider Electric is committed to supporting this transition by providing reliable and scalable EV charging solutions.”
Speaking on the exhibition’s success and visitors’ reactions, the Marketing Communications Manager, Ms Omobolanle Omotayo, said, “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.”
Schneider Electric commended the efforts of the Lagos State Government in promoting the importation of automotive electrical vehicles(buses) into Nigeria. This forward-thinking initiative demonstrates the government’s commitment to cleaner mobility and paves the way for a greener transportation ecosystem.
The EV Charger Product Manager, Ms Grace Olorunsola, 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.
“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,” she said.
Schneider Electric drives digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, an endpoint to cloud connecting products, controls, software, and services across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure, and industries.