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Electric cars to be introduced into Nigerian market by 2018

Electric cars to be introduced into Nigerian market by 2018
August 25
09:07 2017

Nigus Enfinity, an indigenous firm, says it will introduce electric vehicles into the Nigerian automobile market in 2018 and that its local assembly plant for electric vehicles will be ready in 2020.

Malik Ado-Ibrahim, chairman of the company, made this known to journalists in an interactive session which held in Abuja on Thursday.

Ado-Ibrahim said several countries across the world have set targets for the ban of petrol-fuelled vehicles with India targeting 2030, and the United Kingdom, 2040.

He said Nigeria and Africa need to look inward to be at the fore of the automotive revolution or risk becoming waste bin for banned vehicles from other countries.


Ado-Ibrahim, who was the first African to lead the Formula 1 Team global race car competition in 1999, said his firm is already building a 100 megawatts (mw) solar power plant in Katsina and another in Adamawa state.

According to him, the company has also partnered with Build Your Dreams, a Chinese firm, to import electric vehicles at affordable costs from 2018.

“We are also working with BYD to get a local brand and start an electric vehicle assembly plant for Nigeria from 2020. Gradually we will move to an EV with the African DNA starting in Nigeria,” he said.


In June, Elon Musk had unveiled the world’s cheapest electric car, which was priced at N11 million.


  1. Jc
    Jc August 25, 09:52

    Yah and I will charge it with generator

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    • Chikel
      Chikel August 26, 08:24

      Not possible in 20 years time. Nigeria is just too corrupt to enjoy such a good thing unless it can be powered with tiger battery

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  2. Stuntz
    Stuntz August 25, 12:11

    Dude let’s be realistic here we are yet to have 24hrs power supply nation wide and you are talking about bringing in electric cars. I laugh in pidgin.

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  3. Dare Diamond
    Dare Diamond August 28, 04:35

    You need not to have 24hrs electricity. Get yourself a 200W flexible mobile mono crystaline solar charger. Place it on the top of your car.

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  4. Conoco Spa
    Conoco Spa December 23, 02:06

    Certainly we need the Electric Cars now.
    We may not even need to charge them every day if that is the fear Stuntz. He doesnt know that Some Electric caras can cover 300km-400km befor one may need to charge their batteries. Lets hav EV’s so we can avoid troublesome petroleum Marketters’exploitation of us every December

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