Peugeot plans to introduce electric vehicles into Nigeria


Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) has said that it is partnering with other research agencies to introduce electric automobiles in Nigeria, The Guardian reports.

Managing Director of PAN, Ibrahim Boyi, who disclosed this yesterday in Kaduna while hosting the National Defence College on a national tour of strategic establishments, said the company had commenced research on producing electric tricycles, but was only awaiting its economic viability before introducing them into the Nigerian market.

“We are bringing our experience, expertise and funds to making this work. We are not just working on electric cars at the Peugeot Head Office in France, autonomous cars are also being researched upon,” he said. He explained that regulators are still coming up with guidelines on such technologies, but that the company is also discussing with partners on automobiles that use alternative fossil fuels and other alternative fuels like CNG.