D0VE Initiative: Nigeria’s First Electric Car

Maduka Smart and Olukoya Olusanya are graduates of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos. Smart is a design enthusiast with vast knowledge in the design language and Olukoya, an automotive expert.It all started while they were students at the University of Lagos and wanted to try their hands on something practical. They thought of what they could do for their country and make the world a better place to live in. These thoughts informed their decision to build D0VE P1, Nigeria’s first zero emission, Eco-friendly electric vehicle.

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Your products and services 

Development of environment friendly vehicles

Training of students to build Eco-friendly vehicles

Your success factors 

Our dedicated and passionate team, always ready and willing to work in training the next generation of problem solvers

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

Indigenous Technology

Zero Emission advocacy

Your business model (how do you make money?)

Currently, we do not make money from this organisation. We receive grants from individuals and corporate organisations in order to effectively and efficiently run the organization

A few words about your competitors

Toyota has begun introducing hybrids into the production line for some of its products. Tesla, a US based company has gone even further to create fully electric vehicles; Chevrolet also has begun the development of fully electric vehicles. These companies might become competitors. They still can’t meet the demand in few years to come when internal combustion engines could be completely abolished. Essentially, we are all in the research phase just at different levels with varied resources.

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