ABUJA- Tuesday 15 June 2021: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, test-drove the first locally-assembled electric car, Hyundai Kona.
The vehicle, a product of Stallion Motors, was first launched in November 2020 by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos.
Jelani Aliyu, director-general of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), had, in February 2021, unveiled the vehicle in Abuja.
On Tuesday, Osinbajo drove the car 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.
At the event, which was organised by the inter-ministerial committee on Nigeria@60, in collaboration with Business Visa and Training Company Limited, Osinbajo said he was impressed with the innovation and is hopeful of a bright future for Nigeria.
“A very good drive. Fantastic! It just shows what is possible. I am glad to see that this is an assembled-in-Nigeria electric car,” he said.
“You can literally charge it anywhere. I think it is a very fantastic innovation, fantastic product, and I can tell because I drove it.”