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Nigeria set to drink its oil, as India launches electric car charging station

The world’s third biggest oil consumer, India, has launched its first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging facility, a major boost to the country’s 2030 target to switch fully to electric mobility.

The launch came less than 48 hours after Japanese automakers, Toyota, the world’s No. 2 automaker and Suzuki, the third largest car maker in Japan on local sales, finalized an agreement to manufacture and sell electric vehicles  in India by 2020.

The move, particularly the involvement of Suzuki gives further credence to the government’s vision of switching to alternative fuel sources by the turn of the decade.

India’s first electric charging station was launched by state run oil firm Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOC) at one of its petrol/diesel stations on Sunday, the company said in its website.

India’s ambition for a shift to renewable energy in addition to other forces could in a few years than expected, affect Nigeria’s exports to the country which is its number one crude oil export destination.

Nigeria’s oil supply to India recently hit its lowest level this year as Indian refiners were increasingly turning to cheaper supplies from the United States. According to the NNPC, India bought 7.67 million barrels in May, down from 12.49 million barrels the previous month.

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About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298, 08056381068.

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