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HYUNDAI KONA: Governor Sanwo-Olu Unveils First Electric Car In Nigeria

HYUNDAI KONA: Governor Sanwo-Olu Unveils First Electric Car In Nigeria—The number one citizen of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has on Friday unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum.

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HYUNDAI KONA: Governor Sanwo-Olu Unveils First Electric Car In Nigeria

HYUNDAI KONA: Governor Sanwo-Olu Unveils First Electric Car In NigeriaThe number one citizen of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has on Friday unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum.

Manufactured by Stallion group, the Hyundai Kona car is 100% electric and comes with zero emission, 482km driving range (equivalent of Lagos to Warri), and can be charged both at home and workplace.

“The future that we see is the future of technology and this is the technology that we are talking about,” Sanwo-olu said.

“This is 21st century technology that has been brought into our country.

“With an 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.

“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 are seeing now.

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

Sanwo-Olu said there was the need to create an enabling environment for the company to do well, so that it could employ a lot more youths.

According to him, the state government will partner Ibile Oil and Gas and other private organisations to create different charging points in the city, so that people will have where to charge the cars.

“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.

Sanwo-Olu commended Stallion Group for believing in the Lagos and Nigeria dream, and revamping the moribund asset located along Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

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

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