Nigeria’s National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) is out praising the country first locally produced electric car, Hyundai Kona.
The electric car, which was assembled by the Stallion Group Automobile, has been tagged an innovation that will enable Nigeria and Nigerians benefit from the gains in renewable and sustainable energy and build an eco-friendly environment.
The Hyundai Kona was launched on November 13, 2020, by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at VON Automobiles in Ojo, Lagos State where the car was manufactured.
The Director-General of NADDC, Mallam Jelani Aliyu, says a launch of the vehicle will be followed by a roadshow across the city of Abuja to provide Nigerians with the opportunity to see, feel, and drive the Electric Vehicle (EV).
The first electric SUV from Hyundai, the Kona, can go up to a range of 482 km with an acceleration of (0-100kms) in 9.7 seconds on a single battery cycle of a capacity of 64 KWH. It can also be plugged at home or work for 9.35 hours for a full battery. It’s 100 per cent electric with zero carbon emission and will costs about N24 million.
However, the material used to assemble the 100% electric and zero-emission car was mostly sourced locally.