The director-general of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, Friday, unveiled, in Abuja, Nigeria’s first locally-assembled electric vehicle, Hyundai Kona.
NADDC made the announcement via its official Twitter handle (@NADDCouncil), where it shared photos of the unveiling procession.
The Council noted that the unveiling of the Hyundai Kona was a way to get Nigeria started on a journey where it can move from conventional vehicles to alternatively powered options.
The event culminated with a roadshow, expected to run for three days between Friday February 5 to Sunday February 7, in different locations across the country.
The event was attended by top industry players and major stakeholders, including the honourable minister Babatunde Fashola of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
Commenting on the capacity of the vehicle, press noted that Anant Badjatya, chief executive officer of the company, who earlier spoke during a first public presentation by Stallion Motors in November 2020, revealed that “the vehicle can travel 482 km after 9.35 hours of charging.”
See photos and tweets:
This is Hyundai Kona, the Nigeria’s first Locally Assembled Electric Car, unveiled today by the @NADDCouncil in Abuja.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) February 5, 2021
The Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council NADDC Mallam Jelani Aliyu,MFR, invites the general public to the grand unveiling of Hyundai Kona,Nigeria’s first Locally Assembled Electric Car, which will be followed by a road show across the city… pic.twitter.com/dUatnaWi08
— NADDC Nigeria (@NADDCouncil) February 4, 2021
It was a great honor this morning to be invited by @NADDCouncil to the grand unveiling of #Hyundai Kona, Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car by Stallion Group.@TradeInvestNG in collaboration with @NADDCouncil plans for a migration pic.twitter.com/497pJqTb4T
— Otunba Niyi Adebayo (@NiyiAdebayo_) February 5, 2021
The Honourable Minister, @FMWHNIG, @tundefashola; Director General, @NITDANigeria, @KashifuInuwa, and other distinguished personalities at the unveiling of Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle assembled in Nigeria by @NADDCouncil. pic.twitter.com/v1SLbAlchJ
— NITDA Nigeria (@NITDANigeria) February 5, 2021