Nigerian vehicle manufacturing company prepares to produce 30,000 buses that will run on fuel priced at N200

  • Nigerian vehicle manufacturing company Innoson has said it would start producing 30,000 CNG buses a year at its new facilities.
  • The company said the multimillion-dollar facility was nearing completion and would soon enter service.
  • The company revealed that it has successfully exported its vehicles to other countries on the continent

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Nigeria’s indigenous vehicle manufacturer and pioneer in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle manufacturing, Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company, has built a new multi-billion naira facility to begin manufacturing various buses and heavy duty trucks with engines that run on CNG.

The plant can produce around 30,000 vehicles a year and is expected to come into operation soon.

Innoson will manufacture 30,000 CNG buses
Innoson Motors announces plans to manufacture 30,000 CNG buses in a new plant Credit: IVM
Source: Facebook

Farmers appeal to the Innoson Group

Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Group, said in a statement that the company is working with the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and plans to build a plant that will produce tractors and other agricultural equipment.

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Reports say the statement was a response to a call by a group of farmers to the Innoson chairman to produce tractors and related farm equipment to improve mechanized farming and boost the economy.

Innoson sends vehicles to African countries

According to the company, its range has expanded to include medium-sized sport utility vehicles, urban and inter-urban vehicles, family vehicles, purpose-built 4×4 pickup trucks, military vehicles and specialized vehicles such as ambulances and trucks.

The firm said some of these vehicles have been exported to Sierra Leone, Niger, Congo, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

Last year, when the subsidy was removed, Innoson announced its latest innovation, Innoson LNG/CNG trucks, buses and gas cars, at its factory in Nnewi, Anambra State.

The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) enabled vehicles were launched on Tuesday, April 20, 2023 by the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Otunba Francis Meshioye.

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Innoson Motors Head of Corporate Communications, Cornel Osigwe, said the unique feature of Innoson petrol brands is their ability to use CNG, which is more affordable than diesel or petrol.

Innoson launched mass-produced CNG buses

Additionally, the company launched newly mass-produced compressed natural gas buses.

Innoson launched the vehicles at its factory in Nnewi, Anambra State.

The company revealed on its Facebook page that the vehicles range from trucks to minibuses, ambulances and long buses. Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of the company, said the vehicles are safe and intended for use on Nigerian roads. He also assured Nigerians of his availability.

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To achieve this, the company said it partnered with Sustainable Communities Corporation (SSC), a US-based non-profit organization.

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