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Friday, August 23, 2019

3 Black-Owned Car (and Truck) Manufacturers That You Probably Never Heard Of

Black-Owned Car Manufacturers

For quite some time, it was very unusual to hear about any Black-owned car manufacturers. But as the demand for vehicles kept increasing in various countries, several African entrepreneurs saw it as an opportunity to enter the automobile industry and produce their own Africa-made cars that are now available in the market.
Here are 3 Black-owned car manufacturers that you should know about:

#1 - Kantanka: This brand has been hitting the roads of Ghana, where it is manufactured, and the rest of Africa, for some time now. Its inventor and owner, Ghanaian Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo, partnered with a Chinese company to produce high-quality cars that are designed specifically for Ghana's local conditions.

#2 - Innoson:
This Nigeria-based company, founded by Chief Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma, is the first to mass-produce cars in Nigeria. They manufacture luxury mini buses and trucks at an affordable price and that corresponds to the needs of an average car user.

#3 - Kiira: Initially invented by students, this company now produces electric hybrid cars with the support of the Ugandan government. The Kiira EV Smack is a cost-effective car that can be powered by either electricity or diesel.