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Countries are saying that by 2030 or so, there will be no more gas cars. What's going to happen to the "oil giant of Africa"? We dare not switch to electricity cause that is a joke. I Can't get my phone to charge. How can I now charge a car fully?

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NigeriaLast activity 12 days ago

Contrary to what most people say, the engineers and the tech sector know that the world is nowhere close to switching to electric cars and won’t be by 2030. The most relatively realistic invention is a hybrid.

So Nigeria still has some years to get its act in order before the inevitable happens.

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The 2030 agenda by the UN would like to differ.

Okay. The UN has lofty goals, but most are only partially rooted in reality.

Part of the 2030 agenda by the UN is to end hunger and have zero poverty by 2030… do you see that happening anytime soon?

You can read more about electric cars and their challenges, but I’ll summarize some for you :

  • Battery development has been a minor breakthrough since the early 1900s.

  • Electric cars pull a considerable amount of electricity, and we don’t have the headroom in our grids yet to supply it. Suppose everyone has one or more electric cars to cater to those needs. In that case, there will have to be a massive overhaul of old, obsolete generating facilities that are still being used even in developed countries.

  • The last and most important one, The oil and gas industry, is a massive industry with its hands in many other sectors. It provides jobs, and entire economies depend on the revenue generated.

Its extinction is no time soon.

It’s 2035, and it’s now being stopped by the opposition of Germany, Italy, Poland, and Belgium.

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Are you sure the agenda is to phase out gasoline cars completely? That's nearly impossible even in European countries. It's some form of hybridization. I may be wrong sha

NigeriaLast activity 12 days ago

The gas car manufacturers will focus on the African market, but this will only be for some generations. The rest of the world will want Africa to transition to electricity eventually. Africa must develop so that we are not left in the dust in the era of electricity and automation.

NigeriaLast activity 12 days ago

The 2030 target is for what country? Indeed not for ALL countries…and you not being able to keep your phone charged is false equivalency - it has nothing to do with keeping a car charged. ICE cars will be around for a while….well after 2030….also Nigerian truckers like the Dangote fleet have moved most of their trucks to natural gas…still ICE tech, but waaay cleaner….

NigeriaLast activity 12 days ago

I think, in general, Nigeria can’t rely on burning fossils - to produce electricity- and selling fossils.

Nigeria is not Saudi Arabia, with 30 million people. It’s huge.

Also, Nigeria should substitute generators with solar panels.

Does Nigeria have a solar power industry?

NigeriaLast activity 12 days ago

To add to what has been said here...the problem with electric cars is that they eat electric power.

We need to improve the power supply to a point where we can charge thousands of electric cars, which means increasing generation to gigawats and building a transmission system.

NigeriaLast activity 12 days ago

You mentioned that Nigeria and other countries will still have ICE vehicles. Among the prominent manufacturers, Toyota isn't developing electric cars as fast (2030 due date) because they recognize that only some markets have an energy grid supporting electric vehicles.

NigeriaLast activity 12 days ago

“….Africa must develop so that we are not left further in the dust in the era of electricity and automation….”

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