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Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima has launched an assembled and designed in Nigeria, electric car.
This is after the National Economic Council, NEC backed the move by the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, to begin mass production of electric and Compressed Natural Gas-powered vehicles in the country.
The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of NADDC, Mr. Jelani Aliyu presented the electric car at the State House in Abuja after the NEC meeting on Friday.
He said the mass production of electric and Compressed Natural Gas-powered vehicles would cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal in the country.
First Electric Car Assembled In Nigeria
The Street Reporters Newspaper reports that the former Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo unveiled the first electric car assembled in Nigeria at the Made-in-Nigeria Fair which was held at the Eagle Square in Abuja in 2021.
Osinbajo described the development as “Fantastic”, adding that the making of the innovative car, Kona, was a showcase of what Nigeria could do.
“It was a very good drive. Fantastic! It just shows what is possible. I am glad to see that this is an assembled-in-Nigeria electric car. You can literally charge it anywhere.”