The days of the petrol engine is gradually coming to an end and Nigeria will soon be hit next. Now to salvage the situation, Stallion Motors is set to launch the Hyundai Kona electric SUV. The company’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Anand Badjatya, hinted of the company’s plan to officially launch an Electric car into the Nigerian market.
“Well-meaning and concerned people globally are urgently making moves to save our dear planet,” explained Mr. Badjatya, adding “After operating successfully in Nigeria for over five decades, the least our company could give back to the country and by extension, the world is to be a leading pilot in steering the nation to the direction of clean energy use and reduction of emission.
He added: “Not being dissuaded by the nation’s infrastructural challenges, one of our plans for this year is to introduce into the country Electric Vehicle (EV). In no distant future, embark on attitude change campaign for a clean environment in conjugation with Hyundai.
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Versatile and powerful, the Hyundai Kona Electric will be the first All-Electric SUV in Nigeria. Its power-packed performance will provide a thrilling driving experience with high acceleration over long distances. The driving range for Kona Electric is 482 km with an acceleration of (0-100kms) in 9.7 secs. Hyundai Kona comes with 5 years of battery warranty and 5 years of vehicle warranty. Kona Electric will change the way people think about going electric. It would make history as the first EV in Nigeria with local manufacturing.
While putting finishing touches to the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) for passage into law, the Federal Government of Nigeria, February 2019, laid bare interest in EV technology by assigning the University of Nigeria, Nsuka (UNN), University of Lagos, Usman Dan Fodio University and Metrological Institute for design and production of a made-in-Nigeria electric car.
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