An indigenous company has said that it is intensifying efforts to begin assembling solar-powered cars by 2020.
Mr Moses Onaja, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Energy Community Development Initiative, made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 during an exhibition of solar products in Ibadan as Nigeria celebrates 59th Independence Day anniversary.
The exhibition was aimed at inspiring Nigerians to have access to renewable and clean energy which is environmentally 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.
NAN 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.