Hyundai unveils Nigeria’s first electric car


Hyundai Motors, on Friday, unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum.

The Hyundai Kona car, which was unveiled in Lagos and was manufactured by Stallion Group is 100 percent electric and comes with zero emission, 482km driving range, and can be charged both at home and workplace.

The Hyundai Kona innovation signals the start of a probable resolution to the issues Nigeria has with the overconcentration on petroleum, and the fluctuations in pump price.

The Nigerian government seeks
to create an enabling environment for Hyundai Motors to thrive as its innovation opens job creation doors for Nigeria’s teeming youthful population.

Sources claim that the Nigerian government intends to partner with Ibile Oil and Gas and other private organisations to create different charging points accross the country.

In his address, the Managing Director the Stallion Group, Rohtagi Manish, said that the innovation was a step towards an eco-friendly green Lagos.

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

The vehicle, when fully charged for 9hrs 35mins, can go a distance of 482km before it requires charging again.