Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company has said that it will roll out its car fuel conversion before the end of 2023.
The Head of Corporate Communications at Innoson Group, Mr Cornel Osigwe, said car fuel conversion will be available at all its service centres before the end of the year.
According to him, the company was currently converting only vehicles produced by the company from fuel to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to suit the current economic situation occasioned by the removal of the fuel subsidy.
He added that there were less challenges associated with cars or vehicles converted to CNG as they are easier to maintain and more environmentally friendly.
According to him, CNG vehicles are more durable, easier to maintain than petrol vehicles and the gas is cheaper than petrol.
“It is more environmentally friendly than petrol vehicles; Nigeria has a large abundance of gas.
“We just want other industry players to come in and take advantage of this opportunity and it will be better for Nigeria’s economy as we have it now,” he said.
When asked about the cost of converting a car or vehicle from fuel or diesel to a CNG, he noted that when there is huge demand for conversion, the price would automatically go down.
“But I believe that is what an average vehicle user can afford,’’ he said.