Vice President Kashim Shettima has commended Stallion Motors Nigeria over the company’s newly produced Hyundai Kona EV, Nigeria’s first locally produced electric vehicle.

While the company showcased the first locally produced electric vehicle at the Thursday meeting of the National Economic Council, NEC, Shettima said the prospects for electric vehicles in Nigeria was bright.

A statement said Shettima test drove the vehicle in company of the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu.

Produced from its Lagos plant, the Hyundai Kona EV was projected to be the toast of Nigerian automobile enthusiasts and corporate organisations, given the advantages it brought on energy costs, environmental friendliness and overall rest of mind.

The Hyundai Kona first introduced in Lagos, Nigeria in 2020, and sold with five years of battery warranty, and five years of vehicle warranty.

The battery-pack on full charge allows the Hyundai Kona to drive 482 km (300 miles) approximating travel from Lagos to Awka, Anambra State or from Kano to Sokoto. The battery can be recharged at home or in the office.

Speaking after the endorsement of the NEC, the Managing Director, VON Automobiles, Stallion’s auto assembly unit, Dr Harpreet Singh, said the innovation from the company was a step towards an eco-friendly green Nigeria.

He said, “The Stallion Group is in full support of the moves by the government of Nigeria towards a clean environment. We have brought the Hyundai Kona EV as our support towards this initiative that would not only enhance our environment but also bring economic advantage to the market for those who also consider energy costs.”

Singh assured that the sale of the Hyundai Kona EV was backed with the company’s comprehensive after sales service.

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