Ethiopia Prime Minister Ahmed today received the first electric car fully assembled locally by Hyundai dealership, Marathon Motors thanks to Haile Gebrselassie’s Marathon Motor Engineering Plant
The decision to assemble electric cars in Ethiopia follows the request put forth by the Prime Minister to the Hyundai President.
As we transform #Ethiopia’s greening & climate resilient aspirations into concrete actions through the #GreenLegacy initiative and Sheger & Entoto Parks, this morning I received the first electric car fully assembled in Ethiopia. No emission cars can help reduce pollution. pic.twitter.com/dIu3s88Q0h— Abiy Ahmed Ali 🇪🇹 (@AbiyAhmedAli) July 27, 2020
Athlet Haile Gebresselassie presented the first electric car fully assembled by Hyundai Motors in Ethiopia to Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed.
Marathon Motor Engineering will be assembling the vehicle in a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and Olympic Champion Haile Gebrselassie company.
The electric car present has came at a time when the government is working to transform Ethiopia’s greening and climate change resilient aspirations in to concrete action through the Green Legacy Initiative and Sheger and Entoto. Parks.Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed
The car is unique to Ethiopia as it can be charged anywhere without a need for charging stations.
The batteries can be apparently charged up to 80 percent in 33 minutes on a 50 kilo watts station or in 24 minutes at a 100 kilo watts fast charging station.
Its costs just $0.92 to drive the Hyundai Ionic over a 100 km trip in Ethiopia, where as the same trip in a Toyota Corolla would cost you $5.37.
The Hyundai Ionic has been well received in Europe and in other markets where it has been launched. A lot of pundits have been impressed with its efficiency.
Hyundai has sold over 100,000 Hyundai Konas in just 2 years.