Nigeria To Increase Electric Vehicle Production To Meet Growing Demands, Says Jelani Aliyu
National Automotive Design and Development Council to increase electric vehicle production to meet growing demands.
NADDC boss, Jelani Aliyu, made this known at the just concluded Nigeria Energy Summit II.
The move, he said would support the provision of more EVs that are applicable to the Nigerian condition.
He added that it would also allow the nation meet its target for the Paris Accord and the 2060 net zero commitment.
During the Summit, participants took a test drive of locally assembled Hyundai Kona EV.
The Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) Jelani Aliyu, announced his agency’s plan to increase the capacity of Electric Vehicle production in the country.
The NADDC Boss made this known at the just concluded Nigeria Energy Summit II, organized by the organized by Germany, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power, and the European Union.
The move, according to Jelani, would support the provision of more EVs that are applicable to the Nigerian condition and would allow the nation meet its target for the Paris Accord and the 2060 net zero commitment, both on reducing harmful gas emissions from vehicles.
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The National Automotive Design and Development Council has started work on an Electric Vehicle Policy, a set of fiscal incentives for both producers and buyers/users of EVs in Nigeria.
Jelani also presented his agency’s strides in developing 100% Solar Powered EV Charging Stations, sited at three universities, including 1) Usmanu Dan Fodio, Sokoto, 2) University of Lagos and 3) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, which he said will bring advanced automotive related technology to the doorsteps of students as an effective technology transfer initiative.
Aliyu’s presentation showcased a video of the first Nigerian Assembled Electric Vehicle, the Hyundai Kona EV, and also that of the Jet Mover Electric Delivery Van from Indegenous Nigerian automotive company, Jet Systems Motors.
During the Nigeria Energy Summit II, participants also took a test drive of the countries first locally assembled electric vehicle, the Hyundai Kona EV.