17 May, 22

How the EV Revolution Is Impacting Government Policies Worldwide

Electric vehicles are getting prominence in policymaking worldwide. And they’re rightfully securing a central role in how governments plan to make transportation more sustainable. The Government of India, for instance, made EVs a crucial part of its transportation policy in the Union Budget 2022. And it’s a significant win is for us! Being one of the pioneers to introduce electric autos in the Indian subcontinent, it brings us great joy to know that the government is invested in bringing about a clean and green future for transportation.

Globally, deals on electric vehicles multiplied in 2021 as compared to 2020, reaching a record 6.3 million. In Europe, with the world’s top reception rate, one-fifth of vehicles sold in 2021 were electric, according to Bloomberg.  

The cost of EVs is falling, and tens of trillions of dollars of venture capital are funding electric mobility businesses.

Moreover, the new battery swapping policy will allow companies to work with state governments and prove to be a catalyst toward the electrification of transport! According to several governments, the focus will be to work on incorporating clean technology and electric vehicles in the public transportation sector. Such an announcement makes it easier for companies in the EV space to invest in new technology, innovation, and work towards a shift to electric vehicles! We are also looking forward to widening the horizons of our operations in the beautiful country of India and the African continent.

The EV Reality in Africa 

Electric vehicles stay uncommon most of Africa, its likelihood is around one in a million. In South Africa, which is believed to be the biggest EV market on the continent, just 1,000 out of 12 million vehicles on its streets are EVs. 

Significantly fewer electric vehicles are in activity in most other African nations. It’s because the most well-known vehicles are recycled. 

Reports assessed that around 40% of the worldwide products of pre-owned vehicles go to Africa. In Nigeria, Kenya, and Ethiopia, it is noted that the extent comes to around 80-90% of total vehicles imported. 

African Government Policies

Be that as it may, this probably won’t change soon. Dissimilar to Europe where government approaches are driving car markets to embrace more environmentally amicable choices like EVs, Africa’s legislatures are more relaxed.

Just a single African country, Cape Verde, has done whatever it may take to eliminate fuel-powered vehicles by focusing an end to imports of such vehicles by 2035.

In comparison, around 17 nations have made comparative regulations across Asia, Europe, and America. Likewise, a considerable number of nations promises to SDGs net-zero greenhouse gas emissions 

 

A Local Solution to the EV Problem In Africa 

In Africa, the revolution is just starting. Data about the EV revolution in Africa is scant. Nonetheless, it paints a grim picture. A few state-run governments have laid out big plans for the expansion — for job creation, to assist with metropolitan air contamination, and to facilitate the rollback of costly fuel subsidies. Kenya needs 5% of vehicle imports to be EVs by 2025 and is slicing EV import duties. Ghana, Rwanda, Seychelles, and Mauritius are also rolling-back import duties.   

Egypt intends to produce 20,000 EVs locally each year beginning in 2023. Namibia needs 10,000 EVs on the streets by 2030; South Africa is going for 2.9 million by 2050.  

Change is inevitable and with it comes the opportunity to improve the condition of the continent. This is where startups like MAuto come in. 

We signed an agreement with PIA for our operations and to jump-start MAuto’s largest electric vehicle manufacturing unit in Africa in PIA Togo with the presence of Hon. Minister of Environment and Forest Resources Mr. Katari Foli-Bazi, Hon. Minister of Road, Rail and Air transport Mr. Affoh Atcha Dedji, Minister of Investment promotion Mme Rose Kayi Mivedo, and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Local Consumption Mr. Kodjo Adedze.In comparison, around 17 nations have made comparative regulations across Asia, Europe, and America. Likewise, a considerable number of nations promises to SDGs net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.  

Building a Sustainable, Inclusive Automobile Industry

We’re also aiming to create a gender-neutral environment. For this, we are aiming to employ 50% women. At MAuto, we have already started training women mechanics and technicians.  

And that’s not all! MAuto is also gearing up to build the largest battery unit in Africa. Our Togo factory will be producing 1000 units of bikes per day, 30,000 units per month, and 60,000 units of batteries per month.  

We will be setting up an expansive dealer network in and around Africa. We have always believed in social entrepreneurship. Let’s take this vision forward for all the generations to come! 

17 May, 22

What Drove the Founding of M Auto

Our Story

Like any transformative novel technology, electric vehicles create an array of potent economic development challenges and opportunities. While the electric vehicle (EV) market is still at a relatively early stage, it is poised to reshape transportation worldwide.  

 As part of a futuristic, sustainable industrial revolution, we don’t feel the need to do things according to the so-called norms. We invest ourselves into creating solutions that are a promise to solve bigger problems —especially in terms of environmental issues. 

 Our goal was never to be just another EV company. But to be a company that recognizes problems and finds tech-driven, sustainable solutions. MAuto doesn’t want a future where we have space for regret when it comes to environmental responsibility. We are protecting the environment and empowering everyone who works with us. 

 Being one of the pioneers in the sustainable energy-based industry, the ideation of MAuto began in 2014. Our expert engineers and leaders started manufacturing EV batteries. It took us nearly 4 years to deploy our first fleet of electric vehicles, including 3 variants of three-wheelers and 3 variants of two-heelers.  

The company was officially incorporated in 2018, and we started the deployment of EVs in Chennai (India) and major parts of Togo and Benin (Africa).

Our Work in Africa

MAuto Electric signed an agreement with PIA for commencing its activities and to start MAuto’s largest electric vehicle manufacturing unit at PIA Togo in Africa in the presence of Hon. Minister of Environment and Forest Resources Mr. Katari Foli-Bazi, Hon. Minister of Road, Rail and Air transport Mr. Affoh Atcha Dedji, Minister of Investment Promotion Mme Rose Kayi Mivedo, and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Local Consumption Mr. Kodjo Adedze. We have been working on this for over a year now and are aiming to employ 50% of women.

We’ve already launched our training for women mechanics and technicians. Besides, we’re committed to achieving a set of other goals, including: 

  • Setting up the largest battery unit in Africa.
  • Producing 1000 units of bikes per day, 30,000 units per month, and 60,000 units of batteries per month in the MAuto Togo factory. 
  • Building an extensive dealer network in and around Africa.

We’ve been staunch believers in social entrepreneurship. Environmental sustainability is the other top-most priority for us. All MAuto vehicles are electric and designed to be in harmony with the environment. Moreover, with MAuto, we brought in a sizable number of women and transgender drivers. And a female leader oversees a fleet of more than 50,000 male drivers. And that’s not all. There is zero tolerance toward gender biases at MAuto. We only look at people’s skills and potential—not their sexual orientation. 

Why you should choose MAuto

All-Electric Solutions

We’re an all-electric transportation solutions provider. All our vehicles are 100% environmentally friendly. At MAuto, we strongly believe in a future where all of humankind and our methods are in harmony with mother nature, including travel! Getting from one point to another doesn’t have to necessarily produce harmful emissions all the way. Travel with MAuto! 

Superior Safety and Comfort 

We have well-trained drivers, and every single one of our vehicles goes through multiple checks and tests before they reach you! They’re all registered, insured, and ready to go! Our vehicles are also equipped with sensors and GPS systems to always keep track. And our app-based simple booking system makes it easier than ever to make eco-friendly travel a part of your life! 

Inclusive Social Entrepreneurship  

MAuto’s uprising journey towards transportation, public transport, electric vehicles, and society as a whole has been highlighted by the role of visionary female change-makers who are redefining society and the future of our planet by accelerating their groundbreaking technological inventions and overall improvement. 

Female mechanics have been playing a huge role in advancing concrete and transformative action on behalf of our people and planet, in Africa, UAE & India. Moreover, MAuto’s largest fleet of electric ‘moto taxis’ in Africa was not only built by women EV technicians but is also driven every day by women drivers.  

Our Future: the Road Ahead

MAuto envisions to be a leading EV company that champions responsible and sustainable innovation. We’re driven by the need to build a future-proof Africa and India with the provision of convenient mobility solutions, empowering locals with jobs, reducing the rate of carbon emissions, and stimulating local economies while encouraging inclusivity within its ecosystem. 

 We are so proud that our vehicles have been made with so much effort, vigor, and love by our women workforce. We only strive to help all the talented ladies explore different opportunities so that they can soar high. 

 These pictures are just a glimpse of our everyday challenging work. Rest assured, the energy is glorious when our people—including women, men, and transgender colleagues—take charge.