No More Petrol: First Gas-powered Keke Tricycles Launched in Nigeria

No More Petrol: First Gas-powered Keke Tricycles Launched in Nigeria

  • The product launched by TVS Motor Company has a bi-fuel choice for users
  • It is expected to solve environmental and economic challenges faced by citizens journalist Zainab Iwayemi has over 3-year-experience covering the Economy, Technology, and Capital Market

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS King Deluxe Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), a new gas-powered tricycle (Keke) in Nigeria.

The product was debuted in Edo State by the two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturers.

First gas-powered keke launches in Nigeria
The gas-powered keke is expected to help customers cut petrol expenses and drive towards a greener future. Photo Credit: Information Nigeria
Source: UGC

The development is expected to help customers cut petrol expenses and drive towards a greener future by reducing pollution and promoting eco-friendliness.

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In a This Day report, Rahul Nayak, vice president of International Business TVS Motor Company, claimed that its product continues to lead the Keke market in Nigeria with its innovation and customer-centric offerings.

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He said:

We take immense pride in introducing the TVS King Deluxe CNG, the first CNG variant in the Nigerian market, aimed at improving and enhancing the well-being and prosperity of individuals.
With this addition, we are confident of setting benchmarks in style, performance, and safety in the Keke segment.

Features of the gas-powered Keke

  • The three-wheel vehicle has a more modern appearance with a bolder bezel, a tail lamp resembling a crystal, and a longer and more robust steering column.
  • A 30-litre CNG tank with international certification and a bi-fuel choice is included with the TVS King Deluxe CNG.
  • In addition, the dazzling new headlamps with increased brightness enhance safety and visibility. Additionally, it has two layers of protection for the fuel-filling valve.
  • A potent and well-reliable 200 cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder SI engine, with a maximum power output of 6.3 kW @ 5500 rpm in the CNG model, powers the TVS Deluxe CNG.

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Earlier, Nigeria's indigenous car manufacturing company, Innoson Motors, released the country's newly mass-produced compressed natural gas buses. reported that the Nigerian government, via the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (PCNGI) Steering Committee, said seven conversion centres had been installed across Nigeria.

First electric vehicle trucks launched in Nigeria to rival Innoson, other manufacturers reported that Lafarge Africa Plc, an innovative and sustainable building solutions provider, has launched an electric vehicle (EV) truck into its supply chain fleet.

According to the company, in a report by This Day, this marks the first of its kind in Africa and is made possible by cooperation with Tolaram.

It added that the development highlights Lafarge Africa's steadfast dedication to environmentally friendly operations and creative solutions.


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