- Photos of cars powered by gas in Tanzania went viral after they were shared by Africa Facts Zone on Tuesday, August 18
- The pictures got mixed reactions online as people were polarised between praising the innovation and showing safety concerns
- It should be noted that years ago in Tanzania, there were plans to switch public buses from petrol to gas
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Africa Facts Zone has shared some photos that show that the African continent has a great and bright future in the automobile industry.
The picture showcased cars in Tanzania powered by liquefied natural gas. A further search online revealed that there have been plans to switch from petrol vehicles to gas-powered ones as far back as 2008.
A report by Reuters in the same year gathered that the country planned to build three big filling station to help the switch.
In 2018, African Research Online reported that with the switch to public buses powered by gas, there could be a great reduction in transport fares, especially for tourists.
The same media also said that vehicle owners wanting to be part of the switch would need between $700 and $875.
People's reactions to the photos on Twitter were massive:
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