The federal government has unveiled the first 100 percent solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
Speaking at the commissioning, Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Commission, Jelani Aliyu described the launch of the solar charging station as a milestone achievement and the beginning of a new era in Nigeria.
“What has just been commissioned today is the nation’s first 100% solar powered electric vehicle charging station. 100% renewable energy, 100% clean energy to power 100% electric vehicles. Absolutely zero emissions, zero waste: from energy generation to energy utilization,” Aliyu said.
“This charging station is an important component of our national vehicle electrification programme.
“We are collaborating with three universities: UDUS; the University of Lagos and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.”
According to him, the centre is a clear testimony of the federal government’s commitment to promoting advanced technology that will power the nation’s economy to a greater height.
He said the collaboration between the NADDC and Nigeria universities of which the Usmanu Danfodio university is one of them is to ensure the adoption of advanced technology anywhere in the world.
The two other universities working with NADDC are the University of Lagos, and the University of Nigeria Nsukka which is aim at aiding research and development in this sector.