Don’t be surprised we now have cars made in Africa, these cars are standard and have cool designs just like the ones made in other continents, that is the main reason for this post as we want you to be aware about this development and also as a way to encourage the manufacturers.
Africa has been a consumer and never a producer over the years when it comes to cars. The level of consumption is almost alarming and nobody thinks about production. In 2014, Africa was estimated to have purchased around 2 million new cars.
Africans have lost confidence in their local engineers that it is incredible that they can manufacture any significant technological equipment. If you think you are a great dreamer and ever try to convince your friends that such a thing is possible, you will most likely make fun of him, and they will obviously give you a thousand and one reasons why it is far from being possible.
Change is inevitable, some African entrepreneurs have refused to be left out in the very lucrative automotive industry, and lo and behold, their dreams have come true!
Here’s the news that cars made in Africa are now for sale in our local car markets. Most Africans have never heard of these projects. Mind you, we have other car makers in Africa too but most of them just assemble the products, but in this article, we will be talking about indigenous African made cars.
Here are 6 cars produced in Africa by Africans
1. The Kantanka (Made in Ghana)
At the moment, some Africans already own this car made with pride in Ghana. They are for sale in a variety of colors and models. We have the Kantanka SUV, the Kantanka truck, etc. In case you want to see it yourself, the Katanka Automobile Company manufacturing plant is located in Gomoa Mpota, in the central region of Ghana.
The brain behind this invention is not another person, but the Ghanaian Apostle Kwadwo Safo, the owner of the Kantanka Group of Companies and the Safo Apostle School of Arts and Sciences. He imagined, designed and created this car in Ghana. Looking at it, you don’t need to be told it’s standard. In fact, it is the most promising of all the African-made cars featured in this article.
2. Innoson (made in Nigeria)
Chief Dr. Inocencio Ifediaso Chukwuma is the founder and developer of The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Nigeria. They are the first technology company to make cars in Nigeria.
They have been producing luxury minibusses and Trucks. It is truly a delight that the Innoson car model is already for sale and in use. Unlike the Kantanka that were produced in limited quantities, Innoson has no fewer than 500 Nigerian-made cars that fetch between N1.5 and N3.5 million. Innoson has really made Nigerians and Africans in general believe that it is possible.
3. The Kiira EV Smack (Made in Uganda)
This is an electric hybrid car produced in Uganda by Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC). It is an invention started by students. Now, they have garnered support from the Ugandan government.
The Kiira EV Smack is an advanced stage of the previously produced Kiira EV Prototype. It is made in a way that is very cost-effective, as it can be powered to use electricity or diesel. It may sound like a big joke, but soon, Africa will become one of the world’s car producers and distributors!
4. Mobius Engines (Mobius II – Made in Kenya)
Mobius Motors launched the first batch of its low-cost vehicles in late 2014. The multipurpose vehicle costing around $10,000 was manufactured for the mass market in Africa. Mobius engines are designing around the common ground of Africa and the use of transportation.
If you are thinking of getting one of these for yourself, you should know that the eight-seater has a large cargo space with a load capacity of up to 625 kg and is capable of a top speed of 160 km/h in a box of changes transmitted manually.
5. The turtle (made in Ghana)
The turtle is not as polished as the first two, but it is a rather intriguing concept vehicle that found life in the midst of a project and a local community. The car is designed and built to meet local needs. Combine the look of a jeep and that of a truck. Without argument, it was 100% made in Ghana by local artisans.
6. The wind and solar car (made in Nigeria)
We think it is good to include this invention in our list, as it can turn out to become something we never dreamed of over time. This car was produced by an Obafemi Awolowo senior, According to Oyeyiola as his senior project. He formed the car from a Volkswagen Beetle and other materials. He built the car in such a way that by day he will use solar energy and at night he will use a wind turbine.
We just hope that these creative and inventive stars get all the support they need from all the required areas in order to reach the zenith of their dreams.
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