Innoson Vehicles Unveils Gas-powered Vehicles As Increase In Fuel Price Bites Hard On Nigerians

Innoson Vehicles Unveils Gas-Powered Vehicles

Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing, which produces made-in-Nigeria vehicles has announced that it has mass-produced varieties of Compressed Natural Gas vehicles and buses.

This news is coming after the recent increase in the price of PMS from N200/L to N488/L, after the announcement made by newly elected President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that his administration would not be paying fuel subsidies. The vehicle manufacturing company unveiled its recently mass-produced CNG vehicles which range from trucks, mini-buses, ambulances, long buses, SUVs, etc.

Speaking at the showcasing of the vehicles which took place at the company’s factory in Nnewi Anambra State, the Chief Executive Officer, IVM, Dr. Innocent Chukuwma said “We manufacture according to demand, and we manufactured these buses because there is a demand for them now. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we produced more ambulances, so we are on the ground and ready to produce. CNG vehicles bring a solution to total dependence on one or two kinds of vehicles.

“The CNG vehicles are a solution, that’s why we produce them. We made space for CNG, LNG, and fuel so that anyone available in an area can be used to drive the vehicles. Electric cars, biogas, and solar-powered vehicles are also produced in this factory.”

While the Governor of Anambra State, who was represented by the Commissioner for Industry, Anambra State, Mr Christian Udechukwu, explained that the state is gearing up towards providing solutions to the challenges faced by Nigerians due to the removal of petrol subsidies.

He said “We are aware that Innoson has renewable technologies, CNG, LNG and Solar powered technologies that can contribute to the mass transport system in Nigeria and other national solutions”.

“The withdrawal of the subsidy has created a shock and the price of fuel has increased by almost 200% leading to restiveness in the Nigerian Labour Congress, the trade unions, and other Nigerians. The cost of transportation has risen apparently and one of the ways the government can alleviate that is by introducing mass transit systems that run on alternative energies as well as fuel. The more you have the ones that run on gas and solar, the greater the chances of a stable fuel price due to the existence of choices and Innoson offers that.”

The Head of Corporate Communications, IVM, Mr. Cornel Osigwe also highlighted some of the benefits the newly produced natural gas vehicles would be enjoyed by Nigerians who purchased them. He said “Gas has a higher combustion rate than fuel. So generally, gas is more environmentally friendly. Nigerians are used to petrol cars but the abundance of natural gas has provided sustainable alternatives to all.

“Transportation is very crucial to economic development. Beyond the movement of people from one place to another, it also facilitates the quick and effective distribution of goods and services.

“At this stage in Nigeria’s development, better transportation options are the perfect solution to the rising dependence on petrol and diesel to meet the transportation needs of over 200 million persons.

“Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, an indigenous car manufacturing company has produced hundreds of CNG-powered vehicles suitable for Nigerian and African Roads.”