- Ethiopia has joined the list of African nations with their locally-built electric cars
- The country's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed on Monday, July 15, received the automobile
- In the photos shared online, he could be seen in a test ride in the vehicle
Africa seems set to go entirely green and bid goodbye to petrol cars. The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has received the country’s first electric car.
According to CGTN Africa, the car was created through the Green Legacy initiative and Sheger & Entoto parks. The car is intended to reduce air pollution in the country.
In the pictures shared on Twitter on Monday, July 27, the minister could be seen being given a test drive in the car with a shiny ash body paint.
See the photos below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that an indigenous organisation called JET Motor Company manufactured the nation’s first electric vehicle called JET EV.
According to Naija Stories on Twitter on Wednesday, July 22, the prototype of the machine was taken on a 300km test drive from Lagos to Benin.
Before the test drive, the manufacturer already got a fund backing of $9 million (N3,487,500,000) backing from Canadian-based Africa Development Capital.
It should be noted that the company was founded in 2017 and two years after started an automobile series called the JET Mover which consists of fine customizable mini-buses.
The company’s director of sales and marketing, Rupani Sanjay, said that the buses can be customized into whatever purpose like a tour bus, cargo, medical, school bus, etc.
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“We wanted to create a global product that is built to last. We were obsessed with getting it right because, if our vehicles can work well on Nigerian and African roads, they can succeed anywhere in the world,” he spoke about the manufacturing process.
The sales director went further to say that the plan of the company is to build the Tesla of Africa, adding that they plan to introduce other types of vehicles like SUVs and sedans by 2022. Sanjay added that the vehicle can cover a distance of 300km on a single charge.
In other news, a Nigerian man, Muhammad Abdul Modibo, portrayed how amazingly skilled Nigerians are in their respective endeavours.
In a tweet shared on Wednesday, June 3, it was revealed that Muhammad converted an old Volkswagen Beetle vehicle into a Rolls Royce replica.
Pictures of the Nigerian standing proudly with his creation were shared on the micro-messaging platform.
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