The federal government is integrating electric vehicles into the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) as part of a move to transit from fossil fuel vehicles into automobiles powered by electricity.
Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, who disclosed this, also expressed optimism that the NAIDP would be passed into law before the end of the year.
He spoke on Thursday during the 6th annual training and workshop of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) in Lagos.
The DG, who joined virtually, reiterated that electric vehicles remain the future of automobiles globally with many countries setting targets for migration into electric vehicles, saying Nigeria is also toeing a similar path.
Daily Trust reports that the federal government recently launched the first electric vehicle, Hyundai Kona, assembled locally in Nigeria by Stallion Motors.