Kenyan student builds solar-powered car

03/30/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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A Kenyan student has built a solar-powered car. The environment-friendly vehicle is a milestone in Africa's technological advancements. Check it out!

The African continent is fast catching up with the rest of the world in technological developments. Projecting this goal is a 30 year-old Kenyan student called Samuel Karumbo, a student of Kitale Polytechnic who recently built a solar-powered car.

The four-wheeler of two seats does not use the conventional petrol that most cars use to generate power but derives power from solar energy. This is even more reason to appreciate the efforts of the young innovator because the car is environmentally friendly.

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The car is eco-friendly in both operation and design

As a solar-powered vehicle, it will not add to the high cloud pollution caused by the numerous cars around the world. As a matter of fact, it has zero pollution, fitting perfectly into the category of cars that the world needs at this moment to avoid pollution disasters.

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Local people are curious about the design

When fully charged, the vehicle has the capacity to do 50km per day. The young man can be described as an internet sensation. He became very popular in the online space when his work was posted on social media. People were full of praises for him, describing his efforts as innovative and commendable. With some upgrades on various parts of the car, this could become road worthy.

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The car has a solar panel on its roof

Indeed, developments like this are very much welcome in building a better Africa.

>>> For more innovative stories in the auto industry, visit Naijauto.com.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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