An indigenous company, Sun Energy Community Development Initiative (SECODI), has said it is intensifying efforts to begin the assembly of solar-powered cars in Nigeria by 2020.
Chief Executive Officer of the company, Moses Onaja, revealed this on Tuesday during an exhibition of solar products in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
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.
Onaja said that the company discovered that some people died from diseases caused by fossil fuel, adding that it would want to bring solutions toward minimising deaths from air pollution in Nigeria.
“For over six years, we have been into solar research, and today, we have our solar car. It is a product of an imagination that has been translated into reality.
“This car can run purely on solar battery, and you don’t have the issue of monthly maintenance or any kind of repair that you have to be doing regularly because it has little movable parts inside,” he said.
He described the manufacture of a solar car as a breakthrough, adding that it had no accident-prone part.