Jelani Aliyu, director-general of the National
Automotive Design and Development Council
(NADDC), has unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-
assembled electric vehicle.

The unveiling of the ‘Hyundai Kona’ vehicle took
place on Friday in Abuja and was announced on
NDDC’s Twitter page.

The roadshow is expected to run for three days,
from February 5 to 7, in different locations
across the country.

“The Honourable Minister, @FMWHNIG,
@tundefashola; Director General, @NITDANigeria,
@KashifuInuwa, and other distinguished
personalities at the unveiling of Hyundai Kona
Electric Vehicle assembled in Nigeria by
@NADDCouncil,” the tweet read.

“The Director-General of the National Automotive
Design and Development Council NADDC Mallam
Jelani Aliyu,MFR, invites the general public to the
grand unveiling of Hyundai Kona, Nigeria’s first
Locally Assembled Electric Car, which will be
followed by a road show across the city.

“Of Abuja. Catch up with us at the following
locations: Silverbird Entertainment Center, Banex
Plaza, AYA junction Asokoro, Transcorp Junction,
National Assembly and Federal Secretariat.”

During the first presentation by Stallion Motors in
November 2020, Anant Badjatya, chief executive
officer of the company, said “the vehicle can
travel 482 km after 9.35 hours of charging”.

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