- Nigeria government has unveiled the Hyundai Kona, the nation's first locally assembled electric car
- The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) made the unveiling earlier today with road shows billed for three-straight days
- The federal government makes a serious car-making statement with this move
The Federal government of Nigeria had earlier today - Friday, February 5 - unveiled its first locally-assembled electric vehicle.
Making the announcement about the unveiling on its official Twitter, the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) of Nigeria said:
“The Honourable Minister, @FMWHNIG, @tundefashola; Director General, @NITDANigeria, @KashifuInuwa, and other distinguished personalities at the unveiling of Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle assembled in Nigeria by @NADDCouncil.
“The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council NADDC Mallam Jelani Aliyu,MFR, invites the general public to the grand unveiling of Hyundai Kona, Nigeria’s first Locally Assembled Electric Car, which will be followed by a road show across the city.
“Of Abuja. Catch up with us at the following locations: Silverbird Entertainment Center, Banex Plaza, AYA junction Asokoro, Transcorp Junction, National Assembly and Federal Secretariat.”
The Personal Assistant on New Media to the President of Nigeria Bashir Ahmad confirming the development tweeted:
"National Automotive Design and Development Council @NADDCouncil unveils Hyundai Kona, Nigeria’s first Locally Assembled Electric Car today in Abuja. There will be a road show at various locations across the city of Abuja, from today, Friday 5th to Sunday, 7th February. CATCH UP!"
The car comes with features as smart key, halogen head lamp, battery saver, auto light control, HMSL & real spoiler and so forth.
With this move, Nigeria joins other countries all over the world working and making concerted efforts towards the 2023 goal of reducing drastically, carbon emissions by 179 million tonnes per year.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported how a company in Nigeria called JET Motor Company had created an electric vehicle that can go 300km with a charge.
The organisation was able to raise a good sum of backing fund of $9 million (N3,487,500,000) from Canada, stressing the need for government's support.
he 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.