- A young African talent has invented a special car that runs on solar energy
- According to the man identified as Emmanuel, he created the car from his imagination
- He made the vehicle out of materials he got from waste products
Emmanuel has invented a car that runs solely on solar energy. According to NasDaily, the Sierra Leonian made use of materials he gathered from dumps sites.
The young man, dubbed Elon Musk of Africa, said it was created the way he had imagined it to be.
Emmanuel stated that he didn't want to come up with something that pollutes the environment like other vehicles and this led him to the unique car innovation.
In the video shared on LinkedIn by Dr Victor Oladokun, the vehicle he named 'Imagination Car' was test-ran. It is said that the Imagination Car can run about 15 kilometres.
But for Emmanuel, the car innovation which took him three years to create will not be his last. He said that he has about 50 more solutions to proffer to Africa's problems.
Social media users were blown away as they heaped praises on the young inventor.
G-HiTech Industries said:
"Keep it up. You will do that wonderful work even faster and better, when you get access to productive energy!"
Jyoti Prakash Dey wrote:
"This one is mind blowing... It just needs some more attention, funding and spreading."
James Taiwo F. commented:
"Now, where are the angel investors within?! What talent identifying programmes do we have on the continent that could showcase these talents? What incubator programmes do we have for these guys, and that they are aware of?
"Well, I know that the majority of the people from this part of the world believe in quick wealth. If not, these are the kind of opportunities that enhance long term wealth building! Although, I am aware that some investors within have begun the process of resuscitating the power sector, especially in Nigeria. Let's hope it sees the light of the day! If it works, then, there will be a great transformation in industrialisation in the region.
"I believe in Africa! I believe in Nigeria!"
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a young Nigerian man who built a fine sports car had said that he once sold his phone to survive.
According to him, building a fast car in Nigeria was quite a challenge as it is not common. Jerry said he had to conduct so much research online.
The young Nigerian disclosed that he took inspiration from the rabbit's ability for speed and balance, noting that he wanted to replicate the same with his car.
He said he had always wanted to work in the automobile industry since he was five years old, adding that he and his friends made cars with pieces of roofing sheets when they were kids.