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M Auto Africa’s largest EV provider with Aeris IoT
- October 5, 2022
- William Payne
African electric mobility provider M Auto has adopted Aeris’ Intelligent IoT connectivity which has supported its drive to become the largest e-vehicle company on the continent.
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 uses the Aeris Intelligent IoT Network to deploy its devices faster and Aeris’ support services to scale more quickly into new markets.
The continued expansion of M Auto in Africa has been boosted by the Aeris Intelligent IoT Network, which has provided M Auto with a robust platform with reliable connectivity everywhere across Africa to help the company build and scale innovative IoT programmes including sustainable mobility solutions. Aeris’ global SIM, which is deployed at the point of manufacture, has allowed M Auto to reduce supply chain costs and deployment time.
M Auto currently has 2,000 e-bikes on the ground and 3,000 bikes ready for market, making it Africa’s largest e-vehicle provider. 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’s vision is to replace 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 of all African users 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.
Shegun Adjadi Bakari, CEO of M Auto, said, “At M Auto, our credo is to offer high quality products at affordable prices everywhere in Africa and for everyone. Aeris’ high-quality service and IoT expertise has assisted M Auto in providing access to innovative and sustainable electric mobility solutions. We have partnered with Aeris to expand our fleet in Togo, Benin, and beyond. 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 optimised total cost of ownership ensures that M Auto’s e-bikes are operational and reliable regardless of where they are deployed in Africa.”