Author Archives: Motoring World

Benue Next In Line for Oil Drilling: Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, will soon commence drilling for oil and gas in the Benue Trough. This, he said, is the next step following the commencement of drilling in the Kolmani River area, located within Bauchi and Gombe States. President Buhari, who made the announcement Wednesday while addressing traditional rulers at the ...

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Give Your Sweetheart the Chance to Drive A Chieftain Tank On February 14

As Valentine Day approaches, leading driving experience provider www.trackdays.co.uk is reporting that Brits are in ‘love’ with tank driving experiences following a rapid increase in bookings over the last few months. Its latest data shows an explosion – more than 50 per cent increase – in bookings for tank related experiences in the second half of the year in 2018 ...

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Peugeot 508, E-LEGEND Both Win Beauty Awards

The all-new PEUGEOT 508 and PEUGEOT e-LEGEND Concept Car were voted the best looking cars at the 34th International Automobile Festival held on 29 January 2019 in Paris. The all-new PEUGEOT 508 took home the coveted “Grand Prix” award for “Most Beautiful Car of the Year 2018” with 34% of the votes. The award is one of the highlights of ...

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Enertec Introduces CTEK CT5 “Time To Go” Battery Charger

Charging an automotive battery has reached a new level of convenience thanks to CTEK’s CT5 Time to Go, which provides an indication of exactly how long it will take until important charge thresholds have been reached. The clue is in this technologically-advanced charger’s nomenclature: a series of lights indicate when your battery is sufficiently charged to disconnect and start the ...

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Reuters: How Atiku Secured Temporary Waiver of US visa Ban

…2 Lobbyists Helped Secure Temporary Waiver On Visa Ban …Atiku Personally Pays $80,000 A Month To Holland &Knight, One Of The Two Lobbyists, While PDP Pays $90,000 To Ballard And Partners Reuters has reported that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was able to visit Washington, United States  two weeks ago to meet with top ...

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Planned Auto Policy Review; Dilemma for Investors, Recipe for Policy Instability

OLAWALE JIMOH In a country with deepening dearth of manufacturing plants and a market far-flung from her realization of an industrialized economy, it is pertinent that we have strong economic blueprints and policy statements that are geared towards changing the current phase of our economy from import-oriented to a self-sustaining manufacturing economy. To realize this, the government must eschew policy ...

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Electric Vehicles: Induction Motor Comeback?

The new IDTechEx Research report, “Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029” measures how induction (asynchronous) motors are rapidly losing market share. They used to power 50% of electric buses and all forklifts and the Tesla S even gave them credibility beyond the large-reliable-affordable category. Their deficit in size, efficiency and performance against permanent magnet motors was narrowing.   Five years ago all ...

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Cars45, Kia Trade Over 300 Vehicles, Unlock New Opportunities in Nigeria’s Auto Industry

Riding on its partnership with KIA Motors, Nigeria’s leading online marketplace to buy, sell or swap a car, Cars45 has carried out over 300 transactions on KIA vehicles since the partnership was announced in January 2018. This disclosure was made recently in Lagos where both companies announced that they were expanding the partnership to accommodate more car brands which enables ...

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New Mercedes-Benz GLE Set To Debut in Nigeria

Weststar Associates Limited, authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria has concluded plans to introduce the new GLE to the market before the end of the first quarter, 2019. In a statement released last week, the company hinted that the new car would be at Weststar’s authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Nigeria by beginning of April, 2019. It would be recalled ...

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