Togo: EV manufacturer M Auto and TotalEnergies partner to advance electric mobility

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 11:17
Togo: EV manufacturer M Auto and TotalEnergies partner to advance electric mobility

(Togo First) - E-bike maker M Auto has partnered with TotalEnergies, the French oil group, to speed up the transition to electric mobility in Togo. The two signed an agreement in this framework on December 9, 2022. On the same day, the new partners inaugurated their first “Swap and Go” kiosk (for charging and swapping batteries), located at TotalEnegies’ filling station in Totsi (Lomé).

With the new partnership, those who currently use one of M Auto’s 2,000 e-bikes that circulate in Togo will be able to charge their battery at any Total station across the country.

"At M Auto, we are committed to transforming the existing 2-wheeled mobility in Africa from thermal to electric motorcycles. Very soon, we will open many more exchange stations with TotalEnergies across Togo," said Raman Malhotra, Director of Operations at M Auto.

Indeed, M auto's strategy relies on a large battery-swapping network aimed at guaranteeing its customers a good experience and fostering the transition to electric mobility, a goal to which the TotalEnergies Group has committed.

"Because the transport and mobility sector is changing, our role as a multi-energy company is to encourage this change, to adapt and to commit ourselves to multimodal and low-carbon mobility," said Frédéric Maupetit, CEO TotalEnergies-Togo.

The collaboration between M Auto and TotalEnergies, according to our sources, also contributes to the Togolese government’s vision to have at least 3% of the 2-wheeled bikes circulating in Togo by 2025 being e-bikes.

Let’s recall that recently the EV manufacturer announced it would assist the government in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, through the Transition to electric mobility project. Launched in September 2022, the project is financed by the Global Environment Fund (GEF).

Esaïe Edoh 

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