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Automotive Council, NADDC, Introduces Nigerian-made Electric car Hyundai Kona, To Reps

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Automotive Council, NADDC, Introduces Nigerian-made Electric car Hyundai Kona, To Reps - autojosh

Automotive Council, NADDC, has introduced Nigeria’s first locally-assembled electric car, Hyundai Kona EV, to House of Reps Members.

Automotive Council, NADDC, Introduces Nigerian-made Electric car Hyundai Kona, To Reps - autojosh

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), on Monday, introduced the Hyundai Kona electric car (EV) to members of the House of Reps Committee on Public Accounts.

During the unveiling held at the premises of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, NADDC boss, Jelani Aliyu said the electric car could travel for 482km on a single charge.





Automotive Council, NADDC, introduces Nigerian-made electric car Hyundai Kona, to Reps

He added that the eco-friendly and first locally assembled electric car does not use petrol nor diesel.

He said :

“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.”

The NADDC boss also noted that the current charging time of 10-hours can be halved when being charged through fast chargers.

He said :

“It takes about eight to 10 hours to charge, while there is a fast charger that cuts it by 50 per cent, to about four to five hours. And there is a super-super charger that brings it down to one hour or less.”





Automotive Council, NADDC, Introduces Nigerian-made Electric car Hyundai Kona, To Reps - autojosh

Aliyu also revealed NADDC is currently working on building charging stations along the federal highways across the country.

When Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu, asked about access and affordability of the car for the masses, Aliyu said :

Automotive Council, NADDC, Introduces Nigerian-made Electric car Hyundai Kona, To Reps - autojosh

“For the common man, we are working with three domestic banks, namely Wema, Jaiz and Zenith banks to provide single-digit financing for ‘Made in Nigeria’ vehicles or ‘Assembled in Nigeria’ vehicles.

We believe (that) it will not just be for this type of vehicle but any other vehicles produced by Innoson, Honda, Elizade, Dangote.”

The NADDC boss expressed optimism that the current base price of N24 million for the Hyundai Kona EV would drop over the years.





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