The bid to have a more environmentally-friendly kind of automobile has been one of the major drives behind the rise of electric cars. No more do we need to suffer the dangerous effects of inhaling the exhaust from petrol or even waste our hard-earned money on buying fuel, gas or petrol anymore. Particularly if you are a Nigerian, you will agree on the price of petrol increases from time to time- right now a litre costs between 152NGN to 170NGN depending on where you are buying from. Definitely, electric cars are a welcomed alternative.
Do you know the electric cars available in Nigeria? Are you even aware of their prices? These questions and others you may have will be answered in this article. Below is the list of electric cars in Nigeria and their prices:
Chevrolet Volt price in Nigeria
Just in case you are concerned about the possibility of always getting a place to constantly charge your electric car, the Chevrolet Volt is just the answer to your concern. This car can be fully powered by electricity and also run on gasoline, which makes it the perfect hybrid car you need for whatever journey you want to take, it is designed to perfectly answer the owner’s needs.
Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is a product from General Motors,it’is the first commercially available car of its kind to use an electric-motor as well as a gasoline-powered generator. Chevrolet Volt owners can easily charge using the standard 120-volt cord that can plug into any outlet or with the available 240-volt home charging station. If you are on a long journey, and your car happens to run out of electric power, the gas-powered generator immediately kicks in such that you are not left stranded.
With two electric motors powered by the battery, Chevrolet Volt can travel as far as 53miles on powered by electricity alone. The car can cover a total of about 420miles on full charge and a full fuel tank.
With a comfy front seat and easy-to-operate 8-inch touchscreen which contains the car’s main technical operations, Chevrolet Volt offers a pleasant driving experience such that you feel at ease behind the wheels.
The Chevrolet Volt currently has a starting price of around ₦22 million, which makes it a real value for money.
Hyundai Kona price in Nigeria
The first of its kind, assembled and made in Nigeria’s first Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Stallion Group, Hyundai Kona is the first locally-made electric car in Nigeria. This provides proof that Nigeria is ready to be in sync with the world’s tilt towards green automobiles. Hyundai Kona was first launched in November 2020 by Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu.
Hyundai Kona is a fully electric car that can travel for up to 482km after 9.35hours of charging. The electric car has an inbuilt 201-hp electric motor powered by a 64.0-kWh battery that helps the Hyundai Kona EV achieve the 0 to 60 acceleration time of 6.4 seconds.
With the Hyundai Kona, you spend much less than regular cars, according to Stallion Motors, to fully charge the EV will cost 316NGN. The car also has impressive features with a sleek body, cargo space, and safety features making it the perfect family ride. This vehicle comes at a starting price of 24,000,000NGN – 28,000,000NGN
BMW I3 Electric price in Nigeria
This electric vehicle with its sleek body and impressive interior comes in two models, which are BMW i3 and BMW i3s trim. The car has a light body-weight, sufficient cargo space and provides 4-passenger seating.
BMW i3 comes with amazing features such as 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, DC fast-charging capability, Keyless entry and push-button start, Auto-dimming mirrors, Automatic single-zone climate control, Cloth upholstery, Navigation system, 6.5-inch central display screen, Apple CarPlay, Front and rear parking sensors (alerts you to obstacles that may not be visible behind or in front of the vehicle when parking) amongst other brilliant features.
Powered by its electric batteries, the BMW i3 can travel for up to 153miles on a full charge. However, a unique feature available with this car brand is its optional gas-powered range extender which gives the owner the option of not depending on electricity alone.
This car is expensive compared to its rivals.; the starting price comes at 30,000,000NGN.
Honda Clarity price in Nigeria
This is one of the best-looking and easy-to-use electric vehicles you can find. The Honda Clarity design makes use of eco-friendly materials with a sophisticated interior design that depicts the brilliance of its engineers. The exterior of the Honda Clarity gives a breath-taking view of aerodynamic lines and LED Daytime Running Lights( DRLs).
As a plug-in hybrid car, if you own a Honda Clarity, you can enjoy both the efficiencies of a fully electric car and the flexibility of a gasoline-powered car, such that you enjoy peace of mind on your journey. When you are out of electricity, you need not worry, the gasoline-generating power immediately kicks in. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine (212 horsepower, 232 lb-ft) with an electric motor hybrid system and a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery.
The Honda Clarity is also equipped with intuitive technology and safety features to give you further security behind the wheels. Honda Clarity comes at a starting price of 12million.
Tesla S Model price in Nigeria
Tesla s, made from Tesla Inc. is another unique breed of electric cars you can find on the streets. Of all the Tesla models, only Tesla S has been spotted in Nigeria.
Tesla S is equipped with state-of-the-art features. It has a spacious interior design which contains the dashboard where you find the 17-inch touch-screen infotainment system. They are two kinds of Tesla S- the Long Range and the Performance trim. Equipped with two electric motors, the Long range Model S can attain an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 3.7s and a top speed at 155mph; with an estimated range of 412miles. The Performance Model S has an even travel 0-60mph at 2.4s.
Tesla Model S offers good value for money. The Tesla Model S Long Range costs approximately $72,990 while the Tesla Model S Performance price starts at $99,990.
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Kia Soul Ev price in Nigeria
One of the most affordable electric cars you can find. The KIA Soul electric vehicle comes at a cost ranging from ₦ 12million to ₦14million. This offers good value for money considering the top-notch tech features the electric vehicle is equipped with. These tech features include smooth acceleration, bluetooth, navigation and simple safety features. The vehicle has sufficient cargo space and could comfortably seat about 4-5 adults.
Electric vehicles are here to stay. While there are not many electric vehicles on Nigerian roads as at now, we expect that there will be more electric car owners down the Nigeria.
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