There is need for government to begin to map out strategies to embrace the Electric Vehicles (EVs) technology, as beyond moving with current technology, it will also boost medium and small businesses in the country.
This was one of the decisions reached at the end of a public lecture on ‘The Automotive Industry in the 21stCentury: Implications for Nigeria,’ delivered at the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) headquarters Abuja, by a former Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Engr, Aminu Jalal.
Held under the auspices of the Automotive & Locomotive Engineers’ Institute (AutoEI), a division of the NSE, the communique also observed that the present level of public awareness on EVs was low. It therefore, called for an aggressive public awareness campaign on the uses of EVs, charging-points and the NADDC-EV Proto-type.
It said that the launch and sustainability of NADDC-EC Proto-type must be promoted by NADDC and other stakeholders in the auto industry. It also added that the huge micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) business potential of EVs should be fully exploited for engineering entrepreneurs to create more jobs for the teeming youths.