Nigerian Govt Reaches Agreement With Two Countries to Help Produce Made in Nigeria Electric Vehicles

Nigerian Govt Reaches Agreement With Two Countries to Help Produce Made in Nigeria Electric Vehicles

  • The federal government of Nigeria is concluding plans to begin the manufacturing of made-in-Nigeria electric vehicles
  • Already agreement has been reached between the Nigerian government, Japan and Isreal
  • The move is considered lofty given the epileptic power supply in the country and Nigeria's dwindling purchasing power

The Nigerian government has inked an agreement with Israeli and Japanese businesses to begin assembling and producing electric vehicles in Nigeria.

The deal was signed on Thursday in Abuja by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in collaboration with Israeli, Japanese, and Nigerian enterprises.

According to NAN, the companies are Peramare Enterprise of Israel and SIXAI of Japan.

Electric vehicles Nigeria to produce
Nigeria to begin electric vehicles manufacturing Credit: brazzo

Details of the agreement

The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman, stated that the collaboration will aid in addressing the numerous difficulties confronting Nigeria's transportation and environmental sectors.

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He said:

“It is a project in Nigeria that is a collaboration between Israeli, Japanese, and Nigerian companies.
"What makes this project unique is that it is a timely initiative that combines Israeli technology, Japanese technologies, and Nigerian business and ingenuity to build a concept that will operate fantastically.
"We're talking about bringing electric motorcycles into Nigeria as part of a green, ecologically friendly initiative."

He continued by stating that it provides people with a cheap and safe mode of transportation and that it even has the technology to ensure that motorcycles are only used for legal and appropriate purposes. It also addresses issues such as fuel scarcity, green technology, and the need to provide cleaner, cheaper, and easier transportation, the Gazzette reports.

Freeman added:

“I believe that a programme that is going to start in Nigeria will be successful and will go across Africa."

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Prof. Mohammed Haruna, Executive Vice Chairman, NASENI, said the project Nigeria would see to the manufacturing of Nigerian-made electrical vehicles in the nearest future as this is the attempt to domesticate certain technologies in Nigeria, especially in the automobile industry has not worked with continuous importation.

He said:

“NASENI has come into this now with the perfect partners, Japanese and Israeli companies their technologies are proven and known.
“But most importantly, Nigeria will not just be consuming this technology, we are here to make sure that we domesticate, produce and manufacture in Nigeria.”

Companies speak

Dr Ayal Raz, Representative of Israeli Company, Peramare Enterprise, added that this innovative idea is going to change so many things in the face of Nigeria.

Raz said:

"It will provide green energy, which will imply lower transportation costs, and we all know what that means for our people.
It will provide employment since it is an industry; we intend to establish a factory here, beginning with assembling and subsequently building. It would reduce pollution and green the air.

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Innoson Vehicles to expand to Imo state capital

Meanwhile, previously reported that Innoson Vehicles had expressed plans to expand to Owerri, the capital of Imo state.

Chukwuma said that the Group has already gotten about 150,000 sqm of land for the project and commended the Nigerian media for their support and partnership with his Group.

Head of Corporate Communications of the company, Cornel Osigwe said that the policy of Anambra State governor, Chukwuma Soludo to use Innoson Motors as his official vehicle for the states shows the durability of and capacity of the local car manufacturer to service other states in the country.


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