Billionaire Obi Cubana Launches Electric Car-hailing Service in Abuja to Rival Bolt, Uber, Others

Billionaire Obi Cubana Launches Electric Car-hailing Service in Abuja to Rival Bolt, Uber, Others

  • Obi Cubana has unveiled an electric car e-hailing transport service in the federal capital territory, Abuja
  • The Nigerian billionaire businessman said the new service would bridge an existing gap in urban transportation
  • Obi Cubana's Enviable Motors is collaborating with CIG Motors for its high-quality electric vehicle (EV) assets

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Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has introduced Enviable Transport, an e-hailing transportation service, within Abuja, the nation's capital.

This closely follows Enviable Transport's expansion of its fleet with the acquisition of over one hundred hybrid electric vehicles (EV).

It also underscores the company's commitment to providing convenient, economical, and secure cab and logistics solutions to the residents of Abuja.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that in October 2023, the billionaire unveiled the transportation service in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Obi Cubana launches Enviable Transport in Abuja
Obi Cubana said Enviable Transport's commitment to offering efficient, well-structured, and secure transportation alternatives in Abuja Photo credit - Leon Photography
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Enviable Transport to provide secure transportation

During the unveiling ceremony, Obi Cubana emphasised that Enviable Transport is dedicated to advancing the objective of a secure transportation system.

He also said the company's establishment aligns with the progressive vision of the FCT administration led by the honourable minister, Nyesom Wike.

He reiterated Enviable Transport's commitment to offering efficient, well-structured, and secure transportation alternatives in Abuja aimed at mitigating any criminal activities linked with urban transportation.

He said:

“In line with the dynamic vision of the FCT administration under the honorable minister, Chief Nyesom Wike, Enviable Transport is here to ensure that we totally reduce to the barest minimum incidences or risks of urban transportation, to curb ‘one chance’ and or kidnapping

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“With our service, you will know who is driving you at all times, even if you misplaced your phone, it can be recovered and returned to you with Enviable Transport.”

The development comes as the company announced its collaboration with CIG Motors, the proprietors of GAC Motors & WULING EV, which is internationally acclaimed for its high-quality electric vehicle (EV) assets, particularly for their hybrid vehicles.

According to Independent, Enviable Transport's initiative has positioned the company as a frontrunner, surpassing competitors by introducing its fleet of 100% electric cars in major cities.

This move aligns with the company's ambitious 2024 agenda aimed at fostering environmental sustainability and providing passengers with a cleaner mode of transportation.

New taxi app launches in Nigeria

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that E.F. Network Limited introduced Gab Taxi, a fresh entrant into Nigeria's ride-hailing market, with the aim to shake up the industry.

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Traditionally dominated by established giants like Bolt, Uber, and Taxify, the move signals a new era of competition.

Gideon Egbuchulam, chairman and CEO of EFGroup, highlighted at the app's launch that over 30 local software engineers dedicated their efforts to develop Gab Taxi.

With enticing promises, Gab Taxi aims to captivate customers and emerge as the preferred choice among Nigerians.

Source: Legit.ng

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