Firm to unveil electric cars in Nigeria

In Nigeria

An indigenous firm, Nigus Enfinity  is set to introduce Electric Vehicles (EVs) into the Nigerian automobile market from 2018 just as it plans the first local assembly plant for EVs in 2020.

The chairman of the firm Prince Malik noted that Nigeria and Africa needed to look inward to be at the fore of the automotive revolution or they may become waste bin for the phased-out combustion-driven vehicles.

Malik, the first African to lead the Formula 1 Team global race car competition in 1999 said his firm which is building 100 megawatts (mw) solar power plant in Katsina and another in Adamawa state has also partnered with Chinese auto giant, BYD (Build Your Dreams) to bring EVs massively into Nigeria at affordable costs form 2018.