Fuel Scarcity In Nigeria Calls For Electric Vehicles
of view. What the talking drum of the reoccurring fuel scarcity in
Nigeria is saying is that, Nigerians should begin to look through
What joy is in a case where car owners spend most of their lives on
filling stations queues?
If the electricity condition in Nigeria is in a state of stability,
this issue would have been well accepted nonetheless the headache from
Nigerian fuel scarcity seriously calls for the switch from the
internal combustion engines to the electric motor propellers (I.e the
According to www.wikipedia.com definition, "An electric car is an
automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using
electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy
storage device. Electric motors give electric cars instant torque,
creating strong and smooth
acceleration. They are also around three times as efficient as cars
with an Internal combustion engine."
Other advanced countries have seen reasons to embrace Electric
Vehicles (EVs) and Nigerians are not supposed to float off the trend.
Since 2008, a renaissance in electric vehicle manufacturing has
occurred due to advances in batteries and energy management, concerns
about increasing oil prices, and the need to reduce greenhouse gas
If the reliability of an electric car/vehicle is a concern, then
there's less to worry about "the lifetime
of the electric vehicles' batteries can be very long (many years).
Otherwise, electric cars incur very low maintenance costs,
particularly in the case of current lithium-based
As of November 2012, a Nissan Leaf driving 500 miles (800 km) per week
is estimated to cost US$600 per year in charging costs in Illinois,
U.S., as compared to US$2,300 per year in fuel costs for an average
new car using regular gasoline." A big thanks to Thomas Parker (1884)
and others whose innovations have sustained Electric Vehicles.
Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)