Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, has unveiled its latest innovation, the Innoson LNG/CNG Gas Truck, Bus and Cars at IVM factory, Nnewi, Anambra state.
The liquified natural gas and compressed natural gas powered vehicles was launched on Thursday by the president of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Otunba Francis Meshioye.
The Unique features of the Innoson LNG/CNG Gas vehicles according to the head of Corporate Communications, IVM, Cornel Osigwe is it’s ability to make use of CNG which is more affordable than diesel and petrol.
“it’s high time CNG / LNG powered vehicles ply Nigerian roads and IVM remains committed to producing durable, environment friendly vehicles. This reduces the cost of transportation and encourages sustainability in our environment as well as development”.
At the event, the president of MAN, Mr. Meshioye said the new vehicles represent great advancement in the manufacturing industry and indeed the pride of Nigeria and Africa.
“It’s a great thing to see what we witness in other parts of the world, in our own home. I encourage the Nigerian government and individuals to patronize Innoson Vehicles as that’s a sure way of partnering with the greatness we saw here today”
On local manufacturing, the Chairman of the South East directorate MAN, Lady Ada Chukwudozie assured manufacturers of improved environment for productions as plans for better electricity in the south- east are ongoing. She encouraged the IVM brand to keep blazing the trail in car manufacturing.
“We are very happy with the factory tour of Innoson Vehicles, He is a trailblazer in car manufacturing in Nigeria, the blacksmith of Africa and our leaders are here to pay homage”.
Members of MAN, BOI, NNDDC and many other leaders across manufacturing and Oil and Gas sector were present at the launch of the Innoson CNG/LNG Truck, Bus and Cars.
The founder of IVM, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma refered to CNG vehicles as an idea whose time has come. Adding that the newly launched vehicles were produce to enhance transportation at a reduced cost.
The serial entrepreneur recalled how BOI have been instrumental towards the creation of his industries and boosting his entrepreneurial capacity.
He also encouraged everyone who wants to join the manufacturing industry to not be deterred from taking that step to produce what can solve problems in the society.
“When we started, I started with nothing in terms of investors but I went to the Bank of Industry, did a presentation for them and they accepted to help. Most of the equipments I buy for my factory is from them. So go ahead and launch that production company. I will buy materials or parts from you once you begin…” There is room for more persons in the car manufacturing industry.
Ifediaso Nnewi described the new cars as quality vehicles powered by CNG/ LNG and produced as a sustainable alternative to diesel.
The CNG and LNG buses are part of Innoson Vehicles’ commitment to promoting environmentally friendly transportation in Nigeria. They are designed to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality while providing a comfortable and safe ride for passengers.
The commissioning of the Innoson Vehicles CNG and LNG buses represents a significant step forward in Nigeria’s efforts to promote local content and innovation in the automotive industry. The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria remains committed to supporting the growth and development of the sector and looks forward to working with Innoson Vehicles and other stakeholders to achieve this goal.