Reps unveil first electric car fully assembled in Nigeria

The first locally assembled electric car was unveiled by members of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts and Management of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) at the National Assembly complex, Abuja.

Checkout gathered that the unveiling of the vehicle is a result of the investigative hearing into the financial activities of ministries, departments and agencies, where the NADDC Director-General, Mr. Jelani Aliyu, had appeared and informed the lawmakers of the development.

Aliyu explained that the electric car could travel for 482km on a single charge and does not use petrol or diesel.

“You don’t need to line up at the filling station waiting for fuel. Once you charge it, you have about 482km of electric charge, no emission, no smoke, very quiet and the electric car has very far less power than the traditional petrol engine,” he said.

He assured that the Council is working on building charging stations along the federal highways.

“We are working on building three charging stations along the way. Right now we are doing three pilot programmes with three universities; University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka, and Usman DanFodio University; we hope to expand it to the private sector to build in all localities in Nigeria.

“This we believe will slowly begin to take over from petrol stations because Nigeria is a signatory to the 2016 Paris Accord,” he said.



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