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PSC launches EV charger for Nigeria, others


PSC Solar United Kingdom (UK), the research and development arm of Nigeria’s renewable energy company, PSC Industries Limited, has announced the introduction of electric vehicles (EV) chargers for Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, and Benin in preparation for mass integration of electric vehicles in Africa.

The Chief Executive Officer, the PSC Solar, UK, Dr. Patrick Owelle, made the disclosure during an exhibition at the ongoing Paris Motor Show at Place de la Porte Versailles, Paris France.

“There is a revolution of electric vehicles (EV), competing for markets. Governments, the world over, are beginning to ban diesel/petrol-powered engines due to climate change, noise and environmental pollution. Africa must take a position now,” he said.

He said benefits of electric vehicles are not only limited to the environmental but also economical. “Electric vehicles do not require petrol or diesel. They are powered by specially- designed lithium iron phosphate battery banks. PSC Industries has produced vehicle chargers for these vehicles. Full recharge, which can take about five to 10 minutes, would cost about N300.

Plans are underway to partner with large multinationals and indigenous oil firms to add these EV chargers to existing petrol stations all across the country,” Owelle said.

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