Nigerian mobility company, MAX has finally launched its electric motorbikes; MAX Super okada for the local market.
The locally assembled electric motorbikes that been under development for the last two years is known as the MAX E Series, however they are also dubbed MAX Super okada which for now will be operational in Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria.
Metro Africa Express abbreviated as MAX was founded in 2015 as the first motorbike hailing platform in Nigeria drawing inspiration from South Asia’s Grab and Go-Jek. It first began as a motorcycle logistics service before expanding into passenger transportation in 2017.
In June 2019, the company for the first time announced its electric motorbike plans and later in November revealed the actual design and concept of the vehicle. With this launch, the now newly deployed vehicle is the MAX E series M2, a faster more performance-enhanced model.
The MAX E Series has a 1,500 cycles battery and could run as fast as 60km/hr while the E Series M2, on the other hand, has a battery cycle of 2,000 and could hit a speed of 85km/hr.
“The new development is a great achievement in our journey to pioneering transformation. We are targeting the production of thousands of electric motorbikes in 12 to 18 months”concluded the Co-Founder and CEO of MAX, Adetayo Bamiduro .