NIGERIA – 25-year-old Fabrication Engineer and CEO of Bennie Technologies LTD, Jerry Isaac Mallo unveiled Nigeria’s first carbon fiber car which he manufactured on Thursday November 28.
The Engineer who hinted on creating more innovative products said he was inspired to create the sports car because Nigeria and Africa is a very big market for luxury vehicles.
“In Europe we learnt that making the car is just half of the challenge, and selling it is the other half; Africa is usually is the target place to sell these vehicles, so I feel there’s a big market for it here.
The Plateau state indigene who said his state government has been quite supportive, disclosed that Governor Simon Lalong unveiled his car named Bernie Purrie.
He further disclosed that his cars are built with tubular chassis which gives it a firm body for Nigerian roads, conducive temperature-wise and also made with fiber which has the characteristics of glass and breaks like glass when hit, with the airbags protecting the individuals.
Mallo said most people get crushed in cars because those cars are made from aluminum or galvanized sheets that cannot absorb shocks at high speed. He added that his cars comes with 130 big horsepower which goes from 0 to 120 in 12 seconds and also has a 2.0 liter engine.
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