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Electric Cars  To  Be Introduced Into The Nigerian Automobile Market In 2018



According to an indigenous firm, Nigus Enfinity, it will be introducing electric vehicles into the Nigerian automobile market in 2018 while its local assembly plant for electric vehicles will be ready in 2020.

 The chairman of the company, Malik Ado-Ibrahim, revealed this to journalists in an interactive session that held in Abuja on Thursday, 24th of August 2017, where he said several countries across the world have set targets for the ban of petrol-fueled vehicles with India targeting 2030, and the United Kingdom, 2040.

Nigeria and Africa need to look inward to be at the fore of the automotive revolution or risk becoming waste bin for banned vehicles from other countries. Ado-Ibrahim, who was the first African to lead the Formula 1 Team global race car competition in 1999, said his firm is already building a 100 megawatts (mw) solar power plant in Katsina and another in Adamawa state. The company has also partnered with Build Your Dreams, a Chinese firm, to import electric vehicles at affordable costs from 2018.

“We are also working with BYD to get a local brand and start an electric vehicle assembly plant for Nigeria from 2020. Gradually we will move to an EV with the African DNA starting in Nigeria,” he said.

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