Electric cars in Nigeria have been a conversation among several Nigerian elites. An electric vehicle is moved by at least one electric engine, utilizing energy in battery-powered engines. Electric vehicles have gotten the in-thing all throughout the planet and Nigerians are not remaining uninvolved in these greenhouse revolutionary trends.
Maybe many individuals will not think about Electric vehicles in Nigeria for one clear explanation – the helpless electric supply in Nigeria. Yet, that hasn’t halted elite individuals who can manage the cost of it from buying this inventive vehicle type.
The beneficial thing about having an electric car in Nigeria is that you don’t need to stress over purchasing diesel or petroleum any longer. Fuel costs don’t spare a moment to soar in Nigeria, particularly around festive seasons.
At the point when we talk about electric power, Nigeria is among the nations that don’t utilize power for as long as 12 hours. Just elites above the normal living edge approach steady power supply from private sources, leaving those in the rustic/poor region with almost no electric power supply.
As per the Global Energy Office (IEA) measurements, the absolute Nigerian essential energy supply was 118,325 Kiloton of Oil Same (ktoe) — barring power exchange — in 2011. Biomass and waste overwhelmed by 82.2%. Just a little portion of energy supply is by Sustainable power. For example, hydropower just represented 0.4%. Wind and sun powered are likewise used, yet at an immaterial level as of now.
Accessible brands of electric cars in Nigeria
There are Teslas, a couple of BMW i3s, 3 BMW, Honda Clarities, Chevrolet Volts, Nissan Leaf and now, the Hyundai Kona EV.
As of now, we are yet to spot any of these electric cars in Nigeria sobbing for help by the roadside on the grounds that their battery ran flat and this is in fact a sign that electric vehicles in Nigeria are for sure functioning admirably in Nigeria somewhat for the elites categories only.
Difficulties of driving electric cars in Nigeria
There are hidden variables that we need to handle in Nigeria if electric vehicles are to be utilized. What’s more, they are:
1. We need to check the pace of power accessibility needs to improve, and the cost of electric power in Nigeria needs to drop significantly, as the electric cars solely function on electric power.
2. The government needs to help in the arrangement of power foundation/stations for electric vehicles to charge at every strategic location.
3. Nigerian automobile stakeholders ought to be prepared to help the move towards a sustainable functioning of electric cars in Nigeria.
4. Nigerians ought to be appropriately illuminated on the advantages of electric vehicles to the atmospheric environment of the country and the world at large.