Technology holds enormous potentials in every sector of the economy. Transportation 2.0 is another catchment area we must tilt our education and governance to affect.
India recently unveiled plans to use only electric vehicles by 2030, without depending on any petrol or diesel vehicle. Countries in Africa — Nigeria especially — must start to plan towards a post-oil economy. By 2030, electric and solar vehicles, VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) transporters autonomous vehicles, transport drones and tunnel transportation should be part of our realities.
With the right mix of leadership and economic/business model, these possibilities can be accessible to most people who can’t even afford a car today.
The clock ticks now. We have about 13 years to make this work.
Originally published at Damola Morenikeji.