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Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by GreenBusiness: 8:41am On Dec 06
Na wa oooo
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by SalamRushdie: 8:46am On Dec 06
I have only one sentance for the op ...Beautiful Nonsense
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by jaychubi: 8:52am On Dec 06
EnigmaticEnigma:
I remember when "NEPA" used to do shakara for us, before we installed Solar Panels on our roof. Now whether or not they bring the light, is their own business.

I was caught up in the middle of the whole "scarcity" thing last night, around 12a.m. Finally found one station that had petrol, but refused to sell. You should have seen the fuel attendants gesticulating, prancing around like spoiled little princesses, just because we were begging them to sell. Had to pay 1k, just to get to buy.

it's funny how their shakara always starts when there is fuel scarcity, that is when you will know the true nature of a petrol attendant.

...

Enter the Electric Vehicle.



Just like Solar Panels, Electric vehicles are becoming cheaper and cheaper with increased range and charging times. It won't be long before the model 3 comes out, priced at just about $35,000.


We already have great competitors in the E.V industry like the Chevy Bolt, capable of giving you 250 miles on a single charge. That is 482Km on a single charge which is very impressive. The more impressive part is that the Bolt starts under $30,000.


Like the I.C.E industry, the E.V industry will soon be filled up with used affordable cars for sale, which would bring prices of used versions of the Model S and the bolt further down to below $25,000 and $20,000 respectively.

At these prices, in a year or two, there would be no need for Nigerians to keep buying I.C.Es unless of course charging would be a problem for that.


Now people might ask, How do you Charge E.Vs in Nigeria Where is the Light

Well, most people in Nigeria already have Gen sets in their houses, so to charge you simply would turn on your Gen like you normally do and plug in your car to the wall, like you would plug in your phone. That is obviously for times when mains power is unavailable.

I do not foresee Electric charge stations being abundant in Nigeria any time soon, like how we have a prevalence of petrol stations right now though, so getting a quick charge for your electric vehicle might be a tad difficult. Still, as long as you can get power at home, then you can simply plug in your car to charge.

If you want to do away with petrol and deisel entirely, then you could purchase a 1kw solar setup to keep your car batteries charged. This is equivalent to taking all the money you use to buy petrol each month for a year and investing it in a solar setup that could potentially charge your vehicle for 20 years.



The Future in now guys, lets be free from all these guys doing shakara with their stinky petrol angry


Nonsense

This won't work in naija BC u will still need fuel to power gen to charge d electric nonsense when phcn light is almost non existent
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by jobbers: 8:53am On Dec 06
hmmm
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Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by olumidazz: 9:03am On Dec 06
We don't have light to charge our phones is car we want to charge. Delusional
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by funkyrash(m): 9:48am On Dec 06
baba where is the light?
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by pat1612(m): 9:50am On Dec 06
Is irony that exporter of oil dont have petrol
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by fizziea(m): 10:15am On Dec 06
Ghnaija:
No vex ohhh just asking if the car get problem who go repair am is it mechanic or electrician sad




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Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by ezenwajosh(m): 10:57am On Dec 06
Try import one electric car.....and u will understand what we mean by Nigeria is not designed to work.....I promise u....the last place u will see it is with the customs

#BreakNigeria
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by ezenwajosh(m): 11:00am On Dec 06
olumidazz:
We don't have light to charge our phones is car we want to charge. Delusional

A man who owns a car....can afford a gen set.....aside from that filing stations will adopt charging ports.....Nigerians think
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by ezenwajosh(m): 11:01am On Dec 06
jaychubi:


Nonsense

This won't work in naija BC u will still need fuel to power gen to charge d electric nonsense when phcn light is almost non existent

And u think the fuel is gonna dry completely in Nigeria.......mtcheww kids full this place
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by YaxxVille(m): 11:02am On Dec 06
We cant even control the Fossil Fuels, ur talking about electric.
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by DrMuzungu: 11:30am On Dec 06
lazygal:

Serving under 10% of all needs?you sure if that?

More than sure. In my home country, the population is under 10 million. The total generating capacity of all power plants is around 8500 MW. That means that we generate, on average, 850W per citizen. here, power cuts are not longer than 10-20 minutes PER YEAR, and only for regular maintenance works. So basically, we have 24/7/365 power supply.

Nigeria has a much larger population. let's say, it's around 180 million. The highest recorded production in recent years was at something between 4500 and 5000 MW, meaning that Nigeria generates 27W per citizen. That is well over 31 times less. So, in fact, my initial rough estimation was overoptimistic. Nigeria serves only around 3% of all power needs.

That means that Nigeria has to increase the PRODUCTION of electric energy over 30 times to reach that level. The entirely different story is how many households have access to what was known as NEPA before. Many do not have it, so even building so many new power plants would not be enough.

Nigeria has to build plants, 30 time more plants in fact, but to also build almost from scratch the power distribution network, to connect even the most distant small village to it, and to re-build existing systems which are a big mess.

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Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by lazygal: 11:39am On Dec 06
DrMuzungu:


More than sure. In my home country, the population is under 10 million. The total generating capacity of all power plants is around 8500 MW. That means that we generate, on average, 850W per citizen. here, power cuts are not longer than 10-20 minutes PER YEAR, and only for regular maintenance works. So basically, we have 24/7/365 power supply.

Nigeria has a much larger population. let's say, it's around 180 million. The highest recorded production in recent years was at something between 4500 and 5000 MW, meaning that Nigeria generates 27W per citizen. That is well over 31 times less. So, in fact, my initial rough estimation was overoptimistic. Nigeria serves only around 3% of all power needs.

That means that Nigeria has to increase the PRODUCTION of electric energy over 30 times to reach that level. The entirely different story is how many households have access to what was known as NEPA before. Many do not have it, so even building so many new power plants would not be enough.

Nigeria has to build plants, 30 time more plants in fact, but to also build almost from scratch the power distribution network, to connect even the most distant small village to it, and to re-build existing systems which are a big mess.


Your home country is where ? Kenya or sa?
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by akintheoracle: 11:56am On Dec 06
proeast:
Delusion!

This post is for the comedy section
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by SenorFax(m): 12:39pm On Dec 06
Wetin we go take charge am, no be fuel??
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by KingsleyCEO: 12:43pm On Dec 06
Is power better off in Nigeria? Are you not still going to buy the same fuel for you generator to charge?

Tell me the part I'm not understanding.
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by DrMuzungu: 12:52pm On Dec 06
lazygal:

Your home country is where ? Kenya or sa?

Somewhere in Europe wink
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by guardiola: 3:17pm On Dec 06
Anyone who has a full electric car already in Nigeria for sale should please contact me.

Nissan leaf
BMW i3
Chevy Bolt
Tesla S

Thanks
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by jaychubi: 4:07pm On Dec 06
ezenwajosh:


And u think the fuel is gonna dry completely in Nigeria.......mtcheww kids full this place

if u still need fuel to run electric cars then to what value is d cars to Nigerians

if u r senseless u shut up your mouth than talking nonsense
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by LaudateII: 2:04am On Dec 08
EnigmaticEnigma:
Did I also mention, close to ZERO maintenance

No more Oil change,

No more Engine misfiring

No more vacuum leaks

No more Oil leaks

No more premature transmission failures

No more fouled spark plugs

No more Engine Knocking

No more, just change your tires, pads, wipers, lights... minor stuffs and you're good to go

Nigerian mechanics and electricians have not handled your electric car yet, that is why you are waxing lyrical, like this. sad Let those who currently use hybrid cars share their experiences with you...before you make any further comment. And the replacement cost for those batteries are rather prohibitive! It costs over 1 million naira in some cases! shocked

valarinz:
See as e dey sweet for your mouth, I suspect u want to sell solar panels or something solar sha, fire on!!!

You dey mind am? shocked The pros and cons of owning an electric car are not yet known to many people. First is the shortage of skilled mechanics and 'rewires' to handle such a car, and treat it properly. Next, is the lack of stable and constant power supply in many parts of the country, which means you would have to restrict your journey to specific places, with more stable power supply. Or can you carry your 1 KW solar panel & inverter everywhere with you? That remains to be seen. undecided Finally, the replacement cost of the battery is very high. The wahala of importing and clearing the battery is another thing. Last but not the least, how does one dispose of the faulty battery?
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by LaudateII: 2:12am On Dec 08
abdeiz:
Too many naysayers, so many doubters that EVs will work in this country....cmon guys you all wanna depend on dinosaurs? We need to think its possible, sure, the epileptic power situation, the irony of using gasoline to power your gen so that you can charge your EV, costly setup costs of solar and non existence of wind energy infrastructure, we still have a long way to go and we will get there.

Probably not on time

For the past 5 years, CNG and LPG powered vehicles have not caught on, despite the abundance of gas in this country. sad Now, you are claiming that EV cars will work, in a country with inadequate power supply and high fuel costs? Interesting!
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by LaudateII: 2:15am On Dec 08
Allwility:
OP stop deceiving people. Electric cars are not economically feasible compared to I.C.E cars.
The cost of those electric cars you gave comes with subsidies from the Western governments. Besides the cost of producing the batteries for electric cars is rising and will continue to rise if we all switched to electric cars. Why is that?? Simply because the elements (Lithium, cobalt and some other elements) used in making them are rare.

Cost of lithium per tonne: $7000
Cost of cobalt per tonne $66,000

Cobalt was $40,000 as at February 2017. These costs will keep rising if we all switched to electric cars. That's the reason why the Chinese govt had to reduce its subsidy on electric cars.
Also if we all plugged our cars to charge overnight, how will we handle the resulting overload?


And finally electric cars are not really green. Check out pictures of lithium mines...not a sight to behold. Besides dead batteries would be a major source of pollution to the environment.

May God bless you one million times on Sundays, for making this post! cheesy You just nailed it!! cool
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by LaudateII: 2:20am On Dec 08
Softmojo:
for all those asking where and how to charge.

supercharging stations will replace fuel stations. 30mins to full charge.

And how many super charging stations currently exist in Nigeria? Where are they located? And what is the cost of setting up a new one? sad
Re: Petrol Scarcity Again? It's Time For Nigerians To Go Electric by LaudateII: 3:53am On Dec 08
| 5 Reasons Electric Cars Won’t Sell Well In Nigeria |

There are certain reasons why a typical Nigerian won’t fancy electric vehicles. They are:

1. The Range Anxiety:
For electric cars, you don’t just walk into your cars to drive; you need to do some calculations to know where and where you can go with the charges. After facing calculation wahala in school, you’ll still have to do some calculations before you leave your house…that’s weird.
A typical Nigerian man is not ready to be doing this. It will be a turn-off.

2. No sharp sharp refill:
If you drive the conventional combustion engine and you’re running low on fuel, you just enter any gas station closeby and fill up. This won’t take much time (Except you dey queue for NNPC to buy cheaper).

The case is totally different for EVs. It takes time to charge. It takes up to 4-6 hours or more to get them fully charged. 15 minutes of charging will just add few miles to the energy bank. That’s sad.
A typical Nigerian man loves sharp sharp things.

3. Charging the EVs:
This will be a very big problem for Nigerians. All EVs need power to charge them and Nigeria as a country is already facing power issues.
Introducing electric vehicles will bring in more problems. EVs are not suitable for places having power shortage; Nigeria is not an exception.

4. They are relatively expensive:
This one na money matter. Take out your time to check the prices of these EVs’ and you’ll see that they are on the high side. The more affordable ones fall under $30,000 to $40,000 price range, while the luxury models creep into $80,000 and above.
In Naira, we are talking of N10 million. An average Nigerian can’t afford this just to buy a car.
EVs no dey like Tokumbo o ��.

5. Maintenance issues:
Electric cars won’t give much headache like their combustion engine counterparts; they don’t need engine oil, just rotate your tires.
The big question now is: what will you do when an issue arises?
It might be difficult to take it for repairs. There are not many experts who would be able to handle them.

https://autojosh.com/5-reasons-electric-cars-wont-sell-nigeria/

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