A team of engineers led by Alex Ephraim Akwiwu has produced a car called IYI Celebrity, with locally – sourced materials .
The company , Ephraim and Jeoana Akwiwu Auto Shop , launched the car in Owerri the capital of Imo state , Auto Josh reports .
It should be noted that Alex was trained in Europe as an automobile engineer . He is also the CEO of the company that built the IYI Celebrity.
According to the same media , the CEO said that the plan to go into local production of vehicles began in 2011, an idea which was later made possible with the application of advanced technology in motor production and maintenance.
The engine and transmission of the new vehicle are reportedly at the rear side and it is powered by 1 . 8 litre engine with economical fuel consumption and low C 02 emission .