The First Electric Car Manufactured In Nigeria, Taken On A 300km Test Drive From Lagos To Benin

Date: 23-07-2020 9:26 pm (1 year ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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A Nigerian company has finally made the country proud by manufacturing the country's first electric car.
An indigenous company called JET Motor Company has manufactured the nation’s first electric vehicle called JET EV.
 
According to Naija Stories on Twitter on Wednesday, July 22, the prototype of the machine was taken on a 300km test drive from Lagos to Benin.
 
Before the test drive, the manufacturer already got a fund backing of $9 million (N3,487,500,000) backing from Canadian-based Africa Development Capital, Techpoint reports.
 
It should be noted that the company was founded in 2017 and two years after started an automobile series called the JET Mover which consists of fine customizable mini-buses.
 
The company’s director of sales and marketing, Rupani Sanjay, said that the buses can be customized into whatever purpose like a tour bus, cargo, medical, school bus, etc.

“We wanted to create a global product that is built to last. We were obsessed with getting it right because, if our vehicles can work well on Nigerian and African roads, they can succeed anywhere in the world,” he spoke about the manufacturing process.
 
The sales director went further to say that the plan of the company is to build the Tesla of Africa, adding that they plan to introduce other types of vehicles like SUVs and sedans by 2022. Sanjay added that the vehicle can cover a distance of 300km on a single charge.


Posted: at 23-07-2020 09:26 PM (1 year ago) | Hero
- joblock at 23-07-2020 10:25 PM (1 year ago)
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How this is going to work  , a country without  24hr electricity.
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- collinsuchendu at 23-07-2020 10:29 PM (1 year ago)
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Y'all better be very very careful..
Posted: at 23-07-2020 10:29 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SWORDMAN at 23-07-2020 11:45 PM (1 year ago)
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Good investment in a failed country
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- dopygenius at 24-07-2020 07:29 AM (1 year ago)
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So how Nigerians will take Benefit from these?
Posted: at 24-07-2020 07:29 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- joblock at 24-07-2020 08:06 AM (1 year ago)
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Buy fuel for generator to charge electric car , make no sense and waste of money in Nigeria.  Electric car is ok with 24hr electricity  not country that depend on generator as source of electricity.
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- kacylee at 24-07-2020 09:57 AM (1 year ago)
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wow!!! its either those crooks of a politicians takes it over or they kill the investment.. can generator power this car? cos light never dey for Naija

Posted: at 24-07-2020 09:57 AM (1 year ago) | Addicted Hero
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- caritu at 5-08-2020 07:03 AM (1 year ago)
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It's really cool that electric cars are slowly coming into use. Perhaps, over time, they will become available to every inhabitant of the planet, which will significantly help reduce the harm that we bring to nature every day using internal combustion engines. Electric vehicles have a huge number of advantages that you can read about on the Internet if you are still in doubt about their effectiveness. It has long been proven that even if electric cars are recharged with energy that was produced at a coal-fired power plant, the harm to nature will still be less. I'm sure this distant future is not that far away anymore!
Posted: at 5-08-2020 07:03 AM (1 year ago) | Newbie
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