General news

Nigeria to assemble solar cars by 2020

Published

on

As Nigeria celebrates 59th Independence anniversary, an indigenous company says  it is intensifying efforts to begin assembling of solar cars by 2020.

Mr Moses Onaja, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Energy Community Development Initiative (SECODI), made the disclosure on Tuesday during an exhibition of solar products  in Ibadan.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the exhibition was aimed at inspiring Nigerians to have access to renewable and clean energy which is environmental friendly.

“We want to promote the use of renewable energy products in Nigeria to promote a clean and healthy environment.

“What we want to do now is to start assembling  solar cars in Nigeria. Let it not just be in China.

“By the special grace of God, we want to see how we can work with the government to ensure that;  we are hoping that in 2020 we should have the assembly point here,” he said.

Onaja said that the company  discovered that some  people died from diseases caused by fossil fuel, adding that it would want to bring solutions toward minimising deaths from air pollution in Nigeria.

“For over six years, we have been into solar research,  and today, we have our solar car. It is a product of an imagination that has been translated into reality.

“This car can run purely on solar battery, and you don’t have the issue of monthly maintenance or any kind of repair that you have to be doing regularly because it has little movable parts inside,” he said.

He described the manufacture of a solar car as a breakthrough, adding that  it had no accident-prone part.

Onaja said that SECODI worked in partnership with some foreign companies to bring the car into reality, saying that the vehicle was built in collaboration with various technicians.

He gave the assurance that the price of the car would go down on commencement of assembling in the country.

“Even now, it is very affordable compared to what you expect of a car that doesn’t run on fuel. It is actually very affordable,” he said.

reports that the event featured presentation of a solar car to Mr Gbenga Akintoye, the Oyo State Coordinator of SECODI.

The event also featured exhibition of  SECODI solar television sets and tricycles, among other  products using solar energy.

TAA/IGO

Edited by Ijeoma Popoola

NSCDC records 512 civil, criminal cases in Kano State #EndSARS: FOMWAN appeals to protesters to sheath their sword Hoodlums attack Customs command, injure officers #ENDSARS: NASFAT sets up N10 million relief fund for victims Ekiti State raises alarm of looting of poisonous food items #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalise NLC, INEC, SEMA, others in Calabar DPR seeks collaboration with NUPENG, PENGASSAN on COVID-19 management in industry #EndSARS: MURIC sympathises with media houses Chieftain urges president to intervene in Bauchi APC crisis World Polio Day: Pediatrician urges regular vaccination to maintain zero status #EndSARS: Minister urges youths to embrace peace to foster development Youths Nigeria’s greatest asset – Plateau CP Re-issued—COVID-19: NCDC records 77 new infections in Nigeria Protesters set Zik’s statue ablaze in Anambra Police nab 13 over alleged armed robbery, possession of unlawful firearm in Niger  Gov. Matawalle says 31 illegal miners deported from Zamfara #ENDSARS: Group laments effects of protests on Nigeria’s SDG achievement COVID-19: NCDC records 77 new infections #EndSARS: Water resources minister meets stakeholders in Jigawa Club chairman says Self-Measured Blood Pressure monitoring now very necessary in football   Para-soccer coaches urge NGOs to invest in league to raise game’s standard Sassuolo pull late comeback to deny Torino first win in Serie A Bamford scores hat-trick as Leeds United end Aston Villa’s winning start India seeks closer ties with Nigeria as trade volume reaches $14 bn  #EndSARS: Akeredolu lifts curfew as peace returns to Akure Water Resources Bill, derived from 4 existing Nigerian laws — Minister EndSARS: Lawmaker earmarks N10m relief for victims Hoodlums loot relief materials in llorin Okei-Odumakin urges govt. to address citizens’ grievances Arik Air resumes flight operations Oct. 24 Protests: Yoruba forum tasks community security groups, leaders to restore peace Hoodlums loot C’ River COVID-19 palliative warehouse Why we didn’t distributes looted COVID-19 palliatives, Osun food committee #EndSARS :Young moms  appeal to youths to shun violence, embrace dialogue #EndSARS: OPC cautions arsonists in South-West states #EndSARS: Muslim forum condemns attack on public, private establishments EndSARS: PDP suspends political, electioneering activities #EndSARS protests: NANTS orders traders to adopt security measures, shut markets if necessary Lagos govt relaxes curfew from Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rivers Assembly confirms commissioners ahead of LGA election Disaster Risk Reduction Day: FG to sustain sensitisation against fire disaster -Minister #EndSARS: Niger Govt inaugurates 14-man judicial panel of inquiry South West Reps caucus condemns attack on infrastructure, investments Photography competition: China, Nigeria celebrate solidarity in defeating COVID-19 PGF DG task govt. appointees, MDAs to effectively engage stakeholders Nasarawa orphanage appeals for N50m to build school, develop skills COVID-19: NGO distribute palliatives to FGM survivors #EndSARS Destruction: School teacher mobilizes youth to clean up debris in Enugu PSC awaits white paper to commence action on Presidential Panel Report AfCFTA will harmonise investment rules, create equal opportunity for members – ECA