The Director General of the , National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Mr. Jelani Aliyu, has Thursday met with a team of young engineers and their latest development of an Electric Tricycle at the councils headquarters in Abuja.

The team specializes in converting gasoline engine based tricycles to run on electrically charged lithium-ion batteries.

While presenting the E-Tricycle to the DG, the team leader explained that when fully charged the E-Tricycle can cover up to 200km

 

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In his remarks, Jelani Aliyu congratulated the team for their efforts, and reiterated that the core mandate of the council is to develop the local automotive sector, and with the world moving towards the development of Electric Vehicles, Nigeria must not be left behind.

Furthermore, the Council will sit with the team to see how best the NADDC will add value to what the young men are doing and to make the E-Tricycle look different and more applicable to our unique environment.

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The DG added that “the only viable future for Nigeria is one where the youth understand that they have to get up and physically do things, there is no difference between the youth that grew up in Nigeria and those that grew up in New York but that commitment to succeed, and to a degree, the resources available.

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He also stated that the council is always ready to do everything possible to support the Nigerian youth to excel because the youth are the key to the success of this nation, and that is why the NADDC has been training them in mechatronics, and is almost done with the construction of six Automotive Training Centres across the country”.

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