AUTO POLICY: NADDC Mulls Electric Car, Meets Chinese Experts

Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC); Jelani Aliyu, recently led a NADDC delegation to the 10th COIFAIR, an international investment summit held in Beijing, China, to promote China/Africa investment and technological collaboration. 

The delegatio discussed with Renewable Energy sectoral experts, including the China New Energy International Alliance, in strategic efforts towards the adoption, support and development of Vehicle electrification in Nigeria. 

The delegation also met with potential investors and technical partners for the NADDC's planned three Automotive Industrial Parks, which are Nnewi, Kaduna, Oshogbo, of which the Nnewi project already has a Master Plan Design almost completed.  

Discussions involved talks with PowerChina, a multinational infrastructure development company as a potential investor in power generation for the projects.  

In China, electric vehicles are already a major part of their automotive sector, with over 580,000 sold so far. These renewable energy vehicles range from high end vehicles such as Tesla's models S and X, to BYD models, and all the way to simple cost-effective utilitarian vehicles, in cities, small towns and farms.