Osinbajo test-drives first Made-in-Nigeria electric car

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday test-drove the first locally-assembled electric car in Nigeria.

He test-drove the car called the Hyundai Kona during an exhibition tour of made-in-Nigeria products at the opening ceremony of a five-day Nigeria@60 Expo, held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The Vice President shared a short video of the exercise via his verified Facebook page.

He was accompanied by the Director-General of Nigeria Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu, and the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo.

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Kona driven by VP Osinbajo

“Test Driving The Kona Electric Car Assembled in Nigeria At The #MadeInNigeria Exhibition with @jelanialiyu and @otunbaniyiadebayo,” he captioned the video.

The Herald can report that the Kona is a product of Stallion Motors.

It was first launched by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in November 2020.

NADDC boss, Jelani Aliyu unveiled it in Abuja in February 2021.


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