Ben Murray-Bruce, the Chairman of Silverbird Group and former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District has unveiled his recently acquired Electric car.
According to Ben Murray-Bruce, his new Electric Car which will be delivered early next year is capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla.
He also called for the Nigerian government to ban all combustion engine cars by 2035.
Ben on his verified handle, tweeted;
In practising what I preach, I recently put a deposit on this yet to be manufactured Lucid Electric Car.
Delivery is early next year.
It’s capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla.
An amazing machine.
Nigeria should ban all combustion Engine cars by 2035″
Electric car bill previously proposed by Ben Murray-Bruce fell through
According to him, the reason for proposing the bill is to help Nigeria actualise a clean energy policy, encourage the use of modern technology, de-emphasise on oil consumption, and also reduce air pollution.
However, Murray-Bruce withdrew the bill after his colleagues bashed it on the floor of the upper legislative chamber.
While moving a motion for the bill to read the second time, he noted that the country was spending N1 trillion on fuel subsidy.
The lawmaker had argued that by introducing electric cars, fuel subsidy “will automatically be gone” with the government having funds for education and infrastructure.
“Combustion engine cars have continued to cause deaths through uncontrolled pollution. Secondly, we have been spending over N1 trillion annually subsidising fuel in this country,” he said.
“By introducing electric cars, fuel subsidy will automatically be gone and those funds will be used for infrastructure and education. All industrialised nations have set a date and Nigeria will be the first African country.
“To charge your electric cars, all the filling stations will be replaced with solar charging stations. Thankfully, this country is blessed with sunlight 365 days in a year.
“Electric cars are outselling petrol cars as witnessed in Norway a few weeks ago. It makes more sense to build Nigeria’s biggest power plant than refineries.”