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Nigeria unveils first locally-assembled electric vehicle [See Photos]

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.”

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