Sanwo-Olu unveils first electric car in Nigeria

….says petrol price hike soon to be a thing of the past.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday took significant step towards easing the pressure on petroleum usage in the state by unveiling Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car.

Checkout Magazine learnt that the Hyundai Kona car, manufactured by Stallion Group, is 100 per cent electric and comes with zero emission, 482km driving range and can be charged both at home and workplace.

Sanwo-Olu observed at the unveiling in Lagos that the electric car has shown technology as the future presently on display and an alternative to petroleum dependency.

“The future that we see is the future of technology and this is the technology that we are talking about,” he said.

“This is 21st century technology that has been brought into our country.

“With an innovation of Hyundai Kona, we do not need to put the pressure on what is the pump price of oil again, what is the pump price of petroleum again.

“All the issues and fights that we are having about prices of petroleum going up and the rest of it will be a thing of the past.



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