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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by eaglechild: 8:55pm On Dec 07
henribj:
i pity the person wey buy this car, maybe him no sabi say the car na electric car, him just allow the cheap price deceive am
very soon he go know wetin he do himself by the time he begin find where he go charge the car battery
#justsaying
Did you say cheap price?

Electric cars are not cheap.

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by henribj(m): 8:55pm On Dec 07
eGarage:


Charging this Vehicle isn't any different from your other electronics gadgets. Once you follow the power ratings, you're cool.

It's not as difficult as we think

Oh, good then.
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by adudu208(m): 8:56pm On Dec 07
eGarage:


Any electronics engineer can fix this. You simply test for discontinuity. It's easier to diagnose and repair than a petrol engine
You are right.
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by EvilMetahuman: 9:01pm On Dec 07
moscobabs:
Wrong place for the vehicle to be.. Generator go spoil the car

Na to dey carry gen put for the car anytime I'm going to oshodi cos the battery go run down inside 8hrs traffic
shey u self will leave it running for 8hrs ni?
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by MobilityExpress: 9:06pm On Dec 07
adudu208:

I don't think lack of EV stations will be much of an issue to me.

The car can go 140+ km on full charge and you can get 80% battery power on a 30mins charge. That is enough for me.

I just need it as a leisure car and not something for long distance travel.

I live in a community with almost constant light and i work from home most times.

I just need a substitute car i can drive to church, mall or club.


I’m not trying to discourage you or anything like that. EV cars are great and in fact the future of automobiles. But the Nigerian society is not ready for such technology now. There is normal wear and tear associated with car usage, not just a matter of charging battery. Take a look around for half-EV cars (aka hybrids). How many hybrid cars last in Nigeria? Once the technicians start touching it for one issue or another, that’s the beginning of the end. How many used hybrid cars hold value in terms of re-sale in Nigeria? Very few. If that is the case with hybrids (half-EV), how much more a full EV car. But like I said, it’s a matter of choice and affordability. If you like it and don’t mind its maintenance costs, then by all means go ahead. You will no doubt enjoy it when it’s working fine. When i’m very rich too, I will definitely love to buy EV cars.
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by Mbediogu(m): 9:12pm On Dec 07
Battery is the problem. 24kwh battery goes for about 1'million naira. Very soon Nigerian middlemen will start bringing in substandard batteries from Taiwan and Indonesia. Mediocre techicians will key in. In summary maintenance is going to be a major issue. Nice though.

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by Toheeb31(m): 9:16pm On Dec 07
deco22:
Orishirishi...that car must cost a fortune to buy and maintain sha o.

Electric cars are cheap
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by Kaymaxine(m): 9:22pm On Dec 07
Na one "kazeem" shop e go rot lastlast
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by Saintsquare(m): 9:23pm On Dec 07
Magnifik18:
And of what use is an all electric car in a country where there is total blackout 85 % of the time?

Average nigerians haven't seen electricity for months to charge their cell phones so how will they charge the car??

While the world is talking about all electric cars, Nigeria and other "under" "under" underdeveloped nations should invest in solar powered car.

At least, Sun doesn't require corruption to shine. It's free for all..



your last statement, you are damn funny lol

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by obidike59(m): 9:25pm On Dec 07
Mtchewwww.....
How will I get an electric car, then I'll still buy petrol to charge it with my generator...
This part of the world is not ready for such sophistication abeg undecided undecided
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by eGarage(m): 9:26pm On Dec 07
MobilityExpress:



Not too expensive for those abroad but very very very expensive for people in Nigeria based on the exchange rate. We don’t produce them (yet), so they are imported items. A leaf charging cable costs about $600, which is over 200K. And we’re not even talking about the battery of the car itself, a battery that inevitably needs to be replaced from time to time under normal usage, just like inverter batteries used to supply lights. do you know how expensive the battery is? Not to mention if the battery mistakenly damages before its normal replacement time due to surge or electrical failure or charging malfunction. So electric cars are not cheap to maintain at all, and for now are not 100% reliable, otherwise everyone in America and Europe would be driving electric vehicles already. But here in Nigeria we don’t even have the support system in place to handle it, no EV stations, no EV lube bays, no EV technicians - so how does the owner cope here? Then again, using generators to charge is a risky thing because it might damage the battery quicker than expected. So for now, I don’t think it’s a good idea to buy a EV car in a non-EV standardized country.


https://www.amazon.com/Nissan-LEAF-EV-Charger-UL-Listed/dp/B00BNY14IE

You have some very good valid points. However, there are certain things missed out.

You do not need a Lube shop any longer as you don't need to replace engine Oil.
Maintenence cost is much cheaper than the gas engine and despite the fact we have power issues in nigeria, it still makes sense.

Lemme make some highlights
1. Cost savings on Oil Change
2. Cost savings on brake pads as they use regenerative pads that can last over 500,000 miles
3. Cost savings on fuel. You can install a solar panel and charge for FREE.
4. No fuel pump service/replacement, No Plugs or Nozzle Service.

If you look at all thessential and compare notes, you would see that maintenance is lower compared to a gas/diesel engine.

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by Herdeybayo1(m): 9:30pm On Dec 07
Nice1
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by segebobo: 9:30pm On Dec 07
Can't a solar panel be worked on the roof to charge the battery on-the-go
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by mafiaso9: 9:33pm On Dec 07
Toheeb31:
Electric car full everywhere here, it's no big deal

where?
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by joinnow: 9:34pm On Dec 07
I hope the guy that imported it know what he is getting into grin

Abi he want to use it as souvenir this December
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by Futureberry: 9:38pm On Dec 07
Mbediogu:
Battery is the problem. 24kwh battery goes for about 1'million naira. Very soon Nigerian middlemen will start bringing in substandard batteries from Taiwan and Indonesia. Mediocre techicians will key in. In summary maintenance is going to be a major issue. Nice though.
do you plan to use the car for fifty years,haba there are things put in place to protect the batteries you are looking at an ev car like your normal phone where you have to get a spare battery....
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by joinnow: 9:45pm On Dec 07
This is also a clarion call to all mechanics to start upgrading and learn about electric car the sooner the better for them.
If not car tech go leave them behind

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by eGarage(m): 9:55pm On Dec 07
joinnow:
This is also a clarion call to all mechanics to start upgrading and learn about electric car the sooner the better for them.
If not car tech go leave them behind

Just like in every fields/profession. Be it accounting, IT, Politics, Pastor information, innovation is the order of the day and you need to upgrade your skills daily.

Picture shows a practical learning process going on on EV Vehicles.

This is a typical EV engine.

Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by StellarJo(m): 9:58pm On Dec 07
Weborg:




Check Similar Cars At : www.makacars.com/popular-electric-cars



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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by olawamide042(m): 10:00pm On Dec 07
I love this... Na to dey carry power bank or generator folllow the car naw.....Shame on petrol....
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by eGarage(m): 10:03pm On Dec 07
This is a typical inspection machine that is needed to trace faults on EV Vehicles. Smaller and half held devices would be made soon for ease of repairs.

Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by joinnow: 10:03pm On Dec 07
eGarage:


Just like in every fields/profession. Be it accounting, IT, Politics, Pastor information, innovation is the order of the day and you need to upgrade your skills daily.

Picture shows a practical learning process going on on EV Vehicles.

This is a typical EV engine.

But our mechanic have not master German cars finish eg Audi etc
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by eGarage(m): 10:07pm On Dec 07
joinnow:


But our mechanic have not master German cars finish eg Audi etc

But that doesn't mean some mechanics aren't professionals at it.

Same way in developed countries, not all mechanics can fix electric vehicles. So we shouldn't expect that here.

But there are professionals at it already.

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by joinnow: 10:19pm On Dec 07
eGarage:


But that doesn't mean some mechanics aren't professionals at it.

Same way in developed countries, not all mechanics can fix electric vehicles. So we shouldn't expect that here.

But there are professionals at it already.

OK but very very few and the price will be cut throat price.
Might be like BMW and sharis.
BMW break down it(car) will alert cos.
Then you pay 500k before it will be towed to haris garage and after fixing you top up you balance up. I know want to call full name but hopefully you should know them

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by just2endowed: 10:52pm On Dec 07
Importing electric car should be tax free
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by deco22(m): 11:09pm On Dec 07
eGarage:


It's not any expensive than a Corolla. It costs and average of 32,000 usd
Ehmmm do u know how much that is when converted to naira at an exchange rate of 360 naira per dollar,11520000 naira...how is that cheap.

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by sinceraconcept(m): 11:24pm On Dec 07
If this guy was in Kwara,he would just be chilling and laughing at people queuing for fuel.
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by yrex01(m): 11:46pm On Dec 07
chuks34:
na to use I pass my neighbor Gen take charge am for dis Xmas grin
no power bank!

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Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by sprintscr7: 12:12am On Dec 08
does it have chlorophyll cuz he go need am charge the vehicle when sun comot..Nissan leaf ko Nissan stem ni
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by chuks34(m): 12:51am On Dec 08
yrex01:
no power bank!

No be small tin grin
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by smato: 1:01am On Dec 08
Whiti una too much
Re: Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Spotted In Lagos by Mbediogu(m): 1:07am On Dec 08
Futureberry:
do you plan to use the car for fifty years,haba there are things put in place to protect the batteries you are looking at an ev car like your normal phone where you have to get a spare battery....

Is it sinful to use it for 51 years if I can and if it will stay? This car won't even last 2years here with our road and conditions of maintenance at the moment. In the days of J Allens, UTC and SCOA Motors and other vehicle sale/maintenance companies, it would have been ok. What we have now are thiefing mediocre road side charlatans. The more you take your cars to them, the more the break it down - for a fee.

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