Sanwo-Olu unveils first electric vehicle in Nigeria

Lagos State governor Sanwo-Olu has unveiled the first electric car in Nigeria
Ernest Sunday

The governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled the first car to use an electrical charge instead of petroleum in Nigeria.

The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) electric car which is known as Hyundai Kona was unveiled by the governor on Friday, November 13, 2020, in Lagos State.

The first locally assembled car in Nigeria was built by Stallion Group/VON Automobile at the VON Assembly plant along Lagos-Badagry expressway.

At the unveiling of the SUV electric car, Sanwo-Olu thanked Stallion Group/VON Automobile for their great effort in making sure they accomplished such project.

The electric car can travel a long distance place when it is fully charged

He added that the car would reduce the pressure of fuel price in the country and promised that the state government would partner with the company to make they continue to assemble more cars.

“The future that we see is the future of technology, and this is the technology that we are talking about. “This is 21st Century technology that has been brought into our country.

“With the innovation of Hyundai Kona, we do not need to put the pressure on what is the pump price of oil again, what is the pump price of petroleum again.

Sanwo-Olu promised to partner with Stallion Group/VON Automobile to make sure that more of its kind are produced

“All the issues and fights that we are having about prices of petroleum going up and the rest of it will be a thing of the past. “This is a way to go, and it is the future that we see now.

“This is the first electric car that we are seeing, and we as the government need to partner with them,” he said.

“For us, we see a renowned hope, for us we see a tomorrow coming today, for us we see and believe in the Stallion dream,” the governor said.

Speaking on the unveiling the Managing Director the Stallion Group, Rohtagi Manish, said that the innovation is a huge step forward for Lagos and Nigeria at large.

Manish revealed that the material used to assemble Nigeria’s First 100 per cent electric zero-emission car was mostly sourced from local resources.

According to the director, the vehicle can travel a distance of 482km when fully charged for 9hrs 35mins, before it requires charging again.

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