Sustainable development of electric vehicles in Nigeria: Charging stations, research and development, and the way forward in a situation of electricity inadequacy

Abubakar S. Sambo(1), Usman Garba(2),


(1) Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
(2) Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Corresponding Author

Abstract


Many nations have long been actively supporting the development of electric vehicles (EVs). The adoption of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) actions in that direction have been accelerated to ensure that the 24% of the CO2 emission of the transport sector is brought down to the barest minimum. The focus of this paper is on the necessary measures and effective ways of acquiring EV technologies for developing countries such as Nigeria. The steps needed towards the development of the EV sector in Nigeria and the research and development strategies needed to address the challenges facing Nigeria in its quest to build a formidable EV industry are x-rayed. Finally, the opportunity for energy diversification towards confronting the challenges occasioned by inadequate electricity supply and distribution on the EV value chain is identified and analysed with recommendations made on the way forward. Since the EV industry cannot be true of zero-emission until its source of electricity is of zero-emission, the inherent potentials of using renewable electricity in the form of hydrogen fuel cells and harnessing the potential for solar photovoltaics (PV) of about 210 GW and concentrated solar power of approximately 88.7 GW is highlighted and recommended for the evolving EV market in Nigeria.

 


Keywords


Electric vehicles, sustainable development, electricity inadequacy

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