In Africa, the production of models of luxury cars, pure local products are emerging. From design to assembly, the entire production process is essentially of African origin.
For this grand premiere, none of these dealers has done anything in the lace. Each of them decided to offer glamorous and luxurious models often based on technology that reduces dependence on gasoline.
Kiira EV Smack made in Uganda
It is the latest addition to this rapidly consolidating industry. The Kiira EV Smack is the result of a student-led project funded by the Ugandan government.
A city vehicle with fine lines, the features of which could be compared to those of the Mercedes range, Kiira EV Smack is a hybrid with a half-electric half-diesel engine with several options. Thus, it is possible to save fuel, improve vehicle performance or provide additional energy in order to power the devices that will be connected to the vehicle.
This first conclusive experience gave birth to the Company Kiira Motors Corporation responsible for the marketing, repair and after-sales service of its models. But Ghana has been the forerunner of manufacturing hybrid cars on the continent. The first hybrid model was designed in Ghana.
Kantanka, made in Ghana
Doctor Kwakwo Safo is the founder of the Kantanka & Company group. He wanted to offer Ghanaians a luxury car so, with his team they designed and designed the Kantanka.
In 2006, Kantanka & Company began the design and construction of various auto parts and models which resulted in the Kantanka, one of the first vehicles manufactured in Ghana.
Designed as an all-terrain model, it houses a rechargeable electric motor in its bowels. It can be marketed as soon as the competent Ghanaian authorities give their approval. In West Africa, Ghana was preceded by Nigeria.
Innoson, the made in Nigeria
The Innoson is the first car to boast of being assembled from parts made by local companies. It is an all-terrain vehicle, normal engine running on petrol. Last year, 4000 vehicles were manufactured, generating a turnover of 30 billion FCFA.
The vehicle is manufactured by Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, a Nigerian company based in Nnewi, Anambra State. It belongs to Innocent Ifediaso Chukwama who took his first steps in mechanics by being interested in the repair of motorcycles.
This type of initiative already benefits from the support of the various local authorities. In Nigeria, the government has chosen to overtax imported vehicles in order to boost local consumption.
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