NADDC partners Oando on electric vehicle rollout

The National Automotive Design and Development Council said it will collaborate with Oando Clean Energy on vehicle electrification.

Nigeria’s automobile regulator disclosed this information in a statement on its LinkedIn account.

The NADDC noted that the partnership would be a significant step towards decarbonising Nigeria’s public transport system and embracing sustainable transportation solutions, particularly through the adoption of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

The Executive Vice President at Oando Clean Energy, Ademola Ogumbanjo, clarified the urgency of transitioning towards renewable energy sources to strengthen energy security in Africa.

He revealed Oando Clean Energy’s research efforts, concluding with a sustainable transport project design, aimed at alleviating Nigeria’s energy challenges while propelling economic growth.

The Director-General of NADDC, Joseph Osanipin, expressed appreciation for the initiative, stressing that the collaboration would address pressing environmental concerns and advance the automotive industry within Africa.

Osanipin emphasised the need for synergy between NADDC, OANDO Clean Energy, and other relevant stakeholders in stimulating the widespread adoption and implementation of electric vehicle technology in Nigeria’s public transportation network.

He said that, in turn, would elevate the economy through the growth of the automotive sector.

According to the World Bank’s Climate Risk Country Profile for Nigeria, the country has witnessed a rise of approximately 1°C in its mean temperature since the pre-industrial era.

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