Former Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh as part of the government’s commitment to supporting the usage of renewable energy in the automotive industry Wednesday received the first 100% electric car in the country.
The electric vehicle, Hyundai Kona saloon was presented to the Minister for Energy, Matthew Premeph to test its performance and offer constructive recommendations ahead of its introduction to Ghana for commercial purposes.
Addressing a delegation led by General Manager of Hyundai Company Ltd, Mr Ganesh Ghadale, NAPO said the country switching to such cars will contribute to environmental friendliness, low carbon dioxide emission, cheaper cost of fuel.
“I am very confident that with the President’s vision as Co-chair of the SDGs, Ghana has a bright future in renewable energy,” the Manhyia South Member of Parliament stated in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh.
According to the General Manager of Hyundai Motors and Investment Ghana Limited, Ganesh Y. Phadale, the 100% electric-powered vehicle cost GH₵ 350,000. He said when its battery is fully charged, it can run up to 484 kilometres.