IoT network to support African e-vehicle rollout

IoT network to support African e-vehicle rollout

M Auto, a leading provider of electric mobility solutions in Africa, says it is utilizing secure, intelligent IoT connectivity from Aeris, a global IoT solutions provider, to help enable sustainable transportation across the continent.

M Auto is now the largest electric vehicle start-up in Africa, with 2,000 e-bikes on the ground and 3,000 bikes ready for market. M Auto is also investing in manufacturing and deploying e-bikes across the continent.

Togo and Benin are the first two countries to go live. M Auto is launching two new operations before the end of 2022 and long-term plans include expanding into the rest of Africa. 

M Auto utilizes the Aeris Intelligent IoT Network to deploy its devices faster and Aeris’ support services to scale more quickly into new markets. In addition, Aeris says, the continued expansion of M Auto in Africa is boosted by the Aeris Intelligent IoT Network, which provides a robust platform with reliable connectivity everywhere to help build and scale innovative IoT programmes including sustainable mobility solutions.

Aeris says its global subscriber identity module (SIM), which is deployed at the point of manufacture, enables M Auto to reduce its supply chain costs and solution deployment time.

Mohsen Mohseninia, VP Market Development, EU at Aeris says: “Aeris’ ability to offer secure, intelligent IoT connectivity at the most optimized total cost of ownership ensures that M Auto’s e-bikes are operational and reliable regardless of where they are deployed in Africa.”

M Auto’s vision is to replace all African motorcycles powered by an internal combustion engine with electric by 2030 and create an e-mobility experience that is sustainable, affordable, digitally enabled, and offers an unparalleled mileage range via swappable charging battery stations.


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