The governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello-Masari, has reportedly endorsed the very first electric vehicle that was locally-assembled here in Nigeria. This electric vehicle was recently unveiled by the popular Stallion Group and the NADDC as part of the new development in the Nigerian auto industry. This unveiled EV which is a Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV is said to be rolled out with a price tag of approx. ₦24 million.
Governor Aminu Bello-Masari of Katsina state test drives and endorses the very first “Nigerian-assembled” Hyundai Kona EV
According to press reports, the newly endorsed vehicle boasts of having a hassle-free home charging system, zero emissions, and a 5-year battery warranty. When test driving this new locally-assembled EV, Governor Masari reportedly commended the DG of NADDC and his team for the great achievement. Reports also claim that the governor promised that Katsina state will surely patronize the electric vehicle brand while urging other Nigerians to embrace this new development.
More reports claim that Governor Masari also requested that the NADDC should work together with the Federal Government in finding ways to make this new brand of electric vehicles to become more affordable for average Nigerians. In a response to this call, the DG of NADDC did not only heed the governor's call but also stressed that Nigeria cannot afford to be backwards when other nations are embracing EVs. The NADDC boss went further to iterate that Nigerians need to accept and also find ways of adapting to electric vehicles being the new norm.
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For those who are curious about the new electric Hyundai Kona Subcompact SUV, please watch this walkaround video below.
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So, after watching the review video above, would you be willing to buy the electric car here in Nigeria anytime soon or not?